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by randy lewis
Kacey Musgraves poses in the press room during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, Jan 26, 2014. - AFP
First Grammy signals a promising future for singer-songwriter.
THE biggest breakout success of 2013, Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park, was singled out for the country album Grammy Award in a field otherwise dominated by contemporary country’s heaviest hitters: Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift.
But there was scarcely a better reviewed collection during the year: It scored an 88 (out of a possible 100) on Metacritic.com’s aggregate review website, eliciting superlatives from critics around the country for snappy lyrics and cliche-free perspectives on a multitude of life situations, delivered with confident vocals and wrapped in traditional country arrangements.
“Each track evokes an emotion, a giggle, a tear or a memory,” Country Weekly wrote in its review, “but always a hunger for what’s next.” Musgraves emerged from East Texas, released three albums herself before taking her shot on the Nashville Star reality music competition, where she came in seventh during the 2007 season.
Many in Nashville, however, noticed her solid songwriting, including another Texan, Miranda Lambert, and Martina McBride, both of whom recorded her songs before Musgraves scored a recording contract and released her major-label debut. Her first Grammy Award signals a promising future. – Los Angeles Times/McClatchy-Tribune Information Services
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