Why Sad Songs Mean The Most To Me! If I were to bring out a ballpark figure, I’d say that 90% of my favorite songs are sad, or negative in some way. That’s not a reflection on me as a person! I’m probably one of the happiest and smiliest people you’ll meet, but I don’t think I’m alone on this one. Country music was borne out of hard times and heartbreak, serving the needs of the forgetten, underappreciated and non-privileged working class of America, and coming into its own during times such as The Great Depression. For me, part of the appeal of country music is its dedication to being just about the most depressing, most lonesome music you can find. Sad music tells you that you are not alone in how you’re feeling. Sad music indulges you and helps you cry, making yourself feel better. Sad music puts you in the frame of mind that allows you to dwell on the problems in your life and your own inner heartbreak, which you would otherwise ignore and suck it up for the outside world. Sad music makes us more thoughtful human beings. I’ve also found that sad lyrics are some of the most beautiful around. Negative emotions are almost always complex, and the lyrics which reflect that are the most observant yet poetic and artistic that I have yet to come across. While simplicity in music is welcomed, as a big fan of language, I love the way it can be used to delve into the very heart of emotions, to both convey and understand them in equal parts. But sadness isn’t the only negative emotion. Angry songs can provide you with the confidence to stand up for what it right, and allow you to rent your frustrations. For women, angry songs about sexism and poor treatment can give them the strength to rise above it, in addition to producing feisty, sassy songs that on another level are tons of fun. Even hope is a negative emotion. It is, ultimately, dissatisfaction leading to pondering the possibilities of a life lived without that dissatisfaction. When you say “I hope”, you are wishing for something better than what currently exists. But some hope is more determined than others. Often it is frail and a desperate attempt to outlive the dissatisfaction without it deepening into depression; this is a key characteristic of country songs. Take the Pistol Annies latest record, ‘Annie Up’. Songs like ‘Unhappily Married’ and ‘Being Pretty Ain’t Pretty’, perfectly summarize this chronic dissatisfaction, but instead of fighting for better they find a kind of resigned peace in their situation. Kacey Musgraves’ recent release ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ also looks at the lives of ordinary people, but tracks like ‘Silver Lining’ actively strive for better, with even the pessimistic ‘Blowin’ Smoke’ being full of characters who spend their lives dreaming of a different existence. Still, they are all songs of negativity. It is no coincidence that the song often awarded “best Continue reading Why Sad Songs Are The Best
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The Official Music Video For Kacey Musgraves Current Single, “Blowin’ Smoke.” Below is the official music video for Kacey Musgraves single, “Blowin’ Smoke.” The song is the second release from her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. I’m really digging this song. It’s catchy and has some very real lyrics. Those who haven’t heard Musgraves full album, should get on that. The entire album is that, real and honest. This girl has a way with words, but does it in such a casual way. She’s talented. Watch “Blowin’ Smoke” below and tell us what you think.
Kacey Musgraves Discuss ACM Awards Nominations and Performs Live On The Today Show. Kacey Musgraves stopped by The Today Show last week to promote the release of her amazing new album Same Trailer Different Park. Before her performance she kindly answered the morning show’s clearly clueless anchor, letting him know that country artists don’t really “smack talk” but didn’t shy away from confirming her preference for bluntness (like we didn’t know!). Musgraves performed current single “Merry Go Round,” and did a really great job. Sure, you can hear a little nervousness in her voice, but she handles it like a pro! Watch below. Watch: Kacey Musgraves Performs on The Today Show.
Enter to Win A Copy of Kacey Musgraves New Album Same Trailer Different Park! Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park last week, and the web (CMNB included!) is simply a-buzz with high praise for the record. Now we have your chance to win a copy of this stellar album, and all you have to do is just send a simple tweet! Follow the directions below, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Giveaway Guidelines: Step 1: (If you aren’t already!) Follow us @CMNBlog and @KaceyMusgraves on Twitter! Step 2: Send out the following tweet: “I entered to win a copy of @KaceyMusgraves #SameTrailerDifferentPark from @CMNBlog You can too:http://ow.ly/joZpu #CountryMusic ” Step 3: When we receive you’re tweet, you’re entered to win! Important Info: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually via Twitter. Prizes were provided by Total Assault. Tweets must be received by 12:00pm Wednesday, April 3rd. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one.
Kacey Musgraves Delivers with Debut Same Trailer Different Park Album! There is a lot of real, solid talent on the country music scene, but even in this sea of amazing folks, there are clear stand outs. Kacey Musgraves with her debut album release Same Trailer Different Park is one of those individuals that was quite simply born to shine. Her first single “Merry Go Round” was a runaway success with a Billboard peak at 14 and current spot of 16 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and like that single this album is honest, smart, original, well written and beautifully composed. As a Texan, I’m probably biased, but Musgraves has that strength, raw energy and authenticity that we consistently hear from the Texas-centric country artists, and I am just blown away by her. All I can say is look out country, because Kacey is here to take you by storm! Top 5 Best Things About Kacey Musgraves Debut Album. 1. Refreshing perspective. Musgraves has her finger on the pulse of the heartbreak that runs through country music, but she approaches it in an altogether modern way. The sentiment may be familiar, but the message is brand new. 2. Beautiful lyrics like this: “If you want to find the honey, you can’t be scared of the bees. If you want to see the forest, you’re gonna have to look past the trees.” -Silver Lining (Track 1) 3. Soft delivery of strong words. Kacey doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) hold back in sharing her POV, but she does it with such a kind voice that it all goes down smooth without losing any poignancy. 4. The use of Harmonica on “My House.” There is a lot of great instrumentation on this album, but for some reason this element in this song in particular delighted me! 5. Witty and insightful observations like this: “Whatever gets you high will always bring you down.” -Step Off (Track 7) Listen to Samples from Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park Album! Same Trailer Different Park Complete Track Listing. 1. Silver Lining 2. My House 3. Merry Go ‘Round 4. Dandelion 5. Blowin’ Smoke 6. I Miss You 7. Step Off 8. Back On The Map 9. Keep It To Yourself 10. Stupid 11. Follow Your Arrow 12. It Is What It Is Musgraves has toured with country mainstays like Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, and Lady Antebellum, and you can currently find her on select dates with Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation 2013 Tour! Keep up with her on her official website and of course, Twitter!
Get All The Info On Kacey Musgraves Debut Album, Same Trailer Different Park. Kacey Musgraves has been setting not only the country music world, but music world in general, on fire with her debut single “Merry Go ‘Round” for months now. With all the excitement the song has generated, it is no wonder how excited everyone is to hear her full album. Fans don’t have to wait much longer. The release date for Same Trailer Different Park is set for Tuesday, March 19. Musgraves just wrapped a run with Little Big Town on their Tornado Tour and will soon be hitting the road with Kenny Chesney on his No Shoes Nation Tour. The track listing for Same Trailer Different Park is below, enjoy! Same Trailer Different Park Track Listing: 1. Silver Lining 2. My House 3. Merry Go ‘Round 4. Dandelion 5. Blowin’ Smoke 6. I Miss You 7. Step Off 8. Back On The Map 9. Keep It To Yourself 10. Stupid 11. Follow Your Arrow 12. It Is What It Is
Kacey Musgraves Is Gettting Ready To Release Her Debut Album, Same Trailer Different Park. Kacey Musgraves will release her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, on March 19th. The album is co-produced 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.” 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.” Musgraves recently received her first country music award nomination for New Female Vocalist for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Fans can vote at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACtv.com/ACM January 21st – February 4th. Little Big Town has invited Musgraves to open their Tornado Tour starting January 31st in Murray, KY and this summer she will join Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation stadium tour. I am so excited to hear the whole album! I fell in love with “Merry Go Round” the first time I heard it and can’t wait to listen to some more honest lyrics.
Kacey Musgraves Named The New “Lift” Artist For VEVO. Kacey Musgraves has been selected by VEVO to be their next “LIFT” artist. This addition makes Kacey the first country artist selected by VEVO for LIFT, which supports emerging acts. Past LIFT artists include Jessie J, Dev, One Direction and Rita Ora. Over the next eight weeks fans will have the opportunity to get to know Kacey through exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, video premieres and intimate live performances, all exclusive to the VEVO platform. “VEVO is THE home for premium music videos from every genre. While we have focused primarily on pop, hip hop and rock artists for LIFT, we’ve always wanted to throw our support behind country artists. Kacey is a remarkable young artist and was an obvious first choice. We’re excited to work with our partners at Universal Nashville to provide her with a LIFT.” -Doug McVehil, SVP, Music Programming, Talent & Operations for VEVO Be sure to catch Kacey on one of the many tours she will be part of in the future. Kacey was asked to join Little Big Town on their Tornado Tour starting January 31, 2013 with stops in Birmingham, New York, Atlantic City and Washington, DC to name a few. She was also asked to join the Kenny Chesney No Shoes Nation stadium tour for the summer of 2013. The No Shoes Nation tour begins March 16, 2013 in Tampa and ends August 24, 2013 in Foxboro, MA. To see all of Kacey’s VEVO content click HERE! You never know what you might learn from these videos. Maybe what Tennessee is doing on her thigh? Watch and find out!
Kacey Musgraves Debut Song “Merry Go ‘Round” Hits Country Music Radio! Kacey Musgraves catchy and endearing debut single, “Merry Go ‘Round”, hit country music radio last week and earned itself a total 47 adds in its first week and is sitting inside the Top 40! This is a really good sign for a first single release, and we are at Country Music News Blog are big supporters of Musgraves…so, get it girl!! So far, Kacey has quite a few credits under belt from co-writing for Miranda Lambert on her “Mama’s Broken Heart” to opening for the likes of Lady Antebellum and Willie Nelson! We think this young woman is clearly going places, and you need to check her out ASAP! You can watch the video for her single below, and you can purchase it on iTunes now. Watch “Merry Go ‘Round” Now! “Merry Go “Round” is the first single from Musgraves’ album which is scheduled to release in 2013. You can catch her on tour this Fall!
Kacey Musgraves To Open For Lady Antebellum On European Tour. Universal Music Group Nashville recording artist Kacey Musgraves will open for Lady Antebellum in select cities on their record-breaking Own The Night 2012 Tour in Europe this summer. “I feel so lucky and excited to be going out on the road – and halfway around the world – with Lady Antebellum. I’m gonna bring my Lady-A game!” -Musgraves “Kacey is a really talented singer/songwriter, and we’re just big fans of her music. Keith Urban was gracious enough to invite us to Australia with him a few years ago, so we know what a big opportunity it is for a new artist to be able to go tour overseas. We’re excited to take Kacey with us!” -Lady A’s Charles Kelley Musgraves is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her debut album, which she is co-producing with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. Her debut single will be released later this year. Own The Night 2012 World Tour European Dates: 7/10 Dublin, Ireland 7/11 Dublin, Ireland 7/13 Glasgow, UK 7/15 Manchester, UK 7/16 London, UK 7/17 Birmingham, UK