Kacey Musgraves celebrated the release of her debut album Same Trailer Different Park, with a performance of the single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” on NBC’s TODAY earlier this week. The anticipated album by the 24-year old is co-produced by Musgraves, Shane McAnally and Luke Laird. Kacey co-wrote all tracks on the album, which is available now on iTunes by the way.
This past Sunday, Kacey was the subject of a four-page profile titled “With A Rebel Twang” in the highly regarded New York Times Magazine. Rolling Stone gave Kacey’s debut outing a glowing 4 out of 4 Star review and labeled her as an “Artist To Watch.” The iconic music magazine says, “Same Trailer Different Park proves Musgraves is for real,” adding, “the album showcases a songwriting voice you won’t hear anywhere else in pop: young, female, downwardly mobile, fiercely witty.”
Entertainment Weekly gave the album a grade A- review and touted, “On her confident, melodic major-label debut, Musgraves’ vocals are pleasingly agile, but what Same Trailer Different Park continually showcases is her writing prowess.” And the Washington Post exclaimed, “Her magnificent new album contains some of the most straightforward storytelling you could ever ask of a dozen country tunes. No bells, no whistles, no throwaway lyrics — just 12 pithy singalongs, often beautiful, sometimes brilliant.”
Kacey will attend the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held in Las Vegas on April 7, where she holds three nominations; nominations include FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR (Artist & Producer). She had previously received a nomination for New Female Vocalist.