Kacey Musgraves grows her own daisies and owns her own crazy, especially in her music. Her new single "Biscuits" is already causing a stir in the mainstream for its honest portrayal of life and living by no one's rules by your own. The mid-tempo toe-tapper serves as the lead-in to their forthcoming sophomore album, which is expected to drop sometime this summer. As the follow-up to 2013's Grammy-winner Mercury Records debut LP Same Trailer, Different Park, the album will be released "early June, maybe June 9," the singer shared to Cosmopolitan in an interview on Monday (March 30). While she didn't reveal any other specific details, Musgraves chatted about a myriad of topics, ranging from the controversy surrounding Little Big Town's new hit "Girl Crush" to her thoughts on "feeling famous."
"I'm a little confused by everything about it. They're saying it was promoting a lesbian agenda, which doesn't even make sense," the singer said about some radio station's pulling "Girl Crush" from their rotation, due to listener complaints. "It's like, get with the times! Haven't you ever heard of Man Crush Monday or Woman Crush Wednesday? I mean, that's just simply a girl crush, they're just singing about being jealous of another woman who is in love with the man that they're in love with — and how is that not the most country thing you've ever heard? That's every country song! People are always going to find something to bitch about."
For Musgraves' own part, her Top 10 Hot Country Songs single "Follow Your Arrow" also ruffled feathers last year. "I don't let other people, what they would be into, really dictate anything that happens in my music. It honestly, selfishly, starts with making a song that makes me happy. If I'm truthful to that, and if I write a good song, then it will resonate with people. And I just don't try to worry about pleasing every single person's taste palate because it's just not going to happen," she said.
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Musgraves continues her trek across the nation next week, with dates slated out well into May. Find our more info and to purchase tickets here.
While her debut album Same Trailer, Different Park was the outlier in the mainstream landscape, it earned rave reviews across the board and resulted in a sweep at the 2014 Grammy Awards. She walked away with Best Country Album, as well as Best Country Song for her debut single "Merry Go 'Round," co-written with industry leaders Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. The song ultimately became a gold-selling Top 10 radio hit and she followed it with "Blowin' Smoke," "It is What It Is" and the anthemic "Follow Your Arrow," which vaulted into the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs hybrid (airplay/streaming/sales) following her performance on the Grammy telecast. Despite little radio support, Musgraves has more than proved her staying power.