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Tuesday 6 November 2018

Pageant Material

I was quite impressed to see the brilliant Same Trailer Different Park by Kacey Musgraves in a charity shop in Dunblane. One that is currently on the shelves.
A few minutes later I came across the 2015 follow up Pageant Material.
It contains songs with the same clever lyrics covering the minutia of life in small town Mid-America far from the more cosmopolitan large coastal cities. The kind of places where people actually vote for Trump.

The lyrics are excellent but for me the songs are a bit more sugary and mainstream than those on it's predecessor. Still well worth a pound though
She is now married to fellow country singer Ruston Kelly although she should probably retain her maiden name rather than go by the moniker Kacey Kelly!

Kacey Musgraves - Dime Store Cowgirl

Kacey Musgraves - Biscuits


  1. A lot of love for Kacey in this household, especially from Mr SDS who's bought all her albums. I think we both reckoned a lot of the songs on Pageant Material were 'growers'. They might seem a bit too sugary at first but the lyrics give them that different edge and then most work their way in.
    Good to catch repeat on TV the other night of her performance at the Royal Albert Hall too, did you see it?

  2. I like both records, but she's definitely steering more towards the mainstream with each release. Probably won't be long before she does the full Taylor Swift.