Singer, songwriter Musgraves to release album March 19
Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will release her debut album, “Same Trailer Different Park,” on March 19. The album is coproduced by Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird and features her current single and top 15 hit “Merry Go ‘Round.” Musgraves wrote or co-wrote all tracks on the album.
“The making of this record was such a fun and meaningful time for me,” said Musgraves. “As a writer, singer and producer I learned so much throughout the whole process. I am proud and excited to present a project alongside Shane McAnally and Luke Laird that came from a very real and inspired place in my brain and heart.”
The 24-year-old Texas native has garnered national acclaim with the release of “Merry Go ‘Round” and her reputation for portraying an honest and sometimes uncomfortable truth has been featured in multiple press outlets.
Esquire named Musgraves as one of their “15 Music Artists to Watch” and said, “This supernaturally effortless East Texan is a songwriter’s songwriter to the point where it’s going to be as fun hearing the songs that don’t wind up on the radio as the ones that do.”
Rolling Stone gave “Merry Go ‘Round” four stars and named it one of their “50 Best Songs of 2012” while NPR named her as their “Best New Artist of 2012” and included her in the “Best Music in 2013 preview.”
This is all occurring as Musgraves received her first country music award nomination for New Female Vocalist for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7. Fans can vote at VoteACM. com and GACtv.com/ ACM through Feb. 4.
Little Big Town has invited Musgraves to open their Tornado Tour starting Jan. 31 in Murray, Ky., and this summer she will join Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation stadium tour.
A full list of tour dates is listed at kaceymusgraves.com.