While 2013’s Same Trailer, Different Park introduced Kacey Musgraves as one of country music’s most exciting female acts, she’s ready to prove that there’s more to her than just following arrows and merry go rounds. On June 23rd, she’ll release her sophomore album Pageant Material, featuring the single “Biscuits”, via Mercury Nashville.
In a case of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the album pairs her with the same team behind her Grammy winning debut, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. All 13 of the albums tracks were co-written by Musgraves, and include a who’s who of country’s biggest writers including Laird, McAnally, Josh Osborne, Natalie Hemby and Brandy Clark. Additionally, according to Billboard, one of the tracks features a surpise cameo from none other than Willie Nelson.
“The majority of Pageant Material was recorded live — which was a bit of a departure from Same Trailer — and gave it more of a concise, classic sound,” reveals Musgraves in a statement. “All of the incredible musicians were in the same room playing on the entire record, and I think that spirit comes across. The last couple of years have done so much for me, and this project was really affected by that in the best way. There are certain moments lyrically that still hit me hard even after listening so many times. It’s a great glimpse into where my head is from Same Trailer to now.”
Pageant Material track list:
1. “High Time” (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
2. “Dime Store Cowgirl” (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
3. “Late to the Party” (Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne)
4. “Pageant Material” (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
5. “This Town” (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Brandy Clark)
6. “Biscuits” (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark)
7. “Somebody To Love (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
8. “Miserable” (Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne, Brandy Clark)
9. “Die Fun” (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
10. “Family Is Family” (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
11. “Good Ol’ Boys Club” (Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby)
12. “Cup of Tea” (Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
13. “Fine” (Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally)
Listen to Kacey Musgraves’ “Biscuits” here!