Kacey Musgraves falls into the groove of her song "Late to the Party" during Friday's (Jan. 8) stop on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." The song, in which she sings about being A-OK with being late to a weekend blowout—"the world can wait 'cause I'm never late to the party if I'm late to the party with you," she coos over western-inflected instrumentation—is lifted from 2015's acclaimed and Grammy-nominated Pageant Material LP. Decked out in an elegant (and sparkling) black dress with a polished, glam hairstyle, the country singer delivered a confident and subdued vocal. Check it out above.
Pageant Material is now available for download on iTunes.
Musgraves is coming off one of her best years of her career. Not only did she release an impressive follow-up to her 2013 Same Trailer Different Park debut album (which went on to win the CMA and Grammy honors for Best Country Album), but she continued performing countless shows all across the country. She also landed on numerous Best of 2015 scorecards, including The Rowdy's own Top 20 countdown, which also features Leigh Nash, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and newcomer Cam.
Pageant Material is anchored by last summer's cheeky "Biscuits" lead-in and "Dime Store Cowgirl." No word on a new single.
Late last year, Musgraves extended her wildly successful Country & Western Rhinestone Revue into the new year. "I'm lucky to have such a solid group of hard-working people to tour with, and we have a really good time out on the road. This tour was fun to approach," she told The Rowdy about the new tour. "Taking the songs and tweaking them to be a little different for a live set is a fun challenge. And the visuals - the visuals are almost as important as the music, for me. I like to create a little world for the music to live in while people are watching the show."
She added, "We've mapped out a nice flow for the set list but I'm always open to change and the more you play out, the better picture you get for what feels right. I'm still learning, but I like a good balance of songs from both of my albums, some unexpected covers and little segues to break it all up. I also really love having friends with unique music out to open up the shows."