Now, country’s newest rising star, Kacey Musgraves, has taken the torch from many before her and is blazing through the country scene with a message about gay marriage—love who you love. Not only did her album “Same Trailer Different Park” win Best Country Album at the Grammy’s this year, Musgraves single “Follow Your Arrow” tells fans to “kiss lots of boys, or kiss lots of girls, if that’s something you’re into.”
I can see you're disappointed By the way you look at me And I'm sorry that I'm not The woman you thought I'd be Yes, I've made my mistakes But listen and understand My mistakes are no worse than yours Just because I'm a woman So when you look at me Don't feel sorry for yourself Just think of all the shame You might have brought somebody else Just let me tell you this Then well both know where we stand My mistakes are no worse than yours Just because I'm a woman
You wined me and dined me when I was your girl Promised if I'd be your wife you'd show me the world But all I`'e seen of this old world is a bed and a doctor bill I'm tearing down your brooder house 'cause now I've got the pill All these years I've stayed at home while you had all your fun And every year that's gone by another baby's come There's gonna be some changes made right here on Nursery Hill You've set this chicken your last time 'cause now I've got the pill
Voices like Musgraves and others--Maddie & Tae have also been lauded recently--aren't carrying on a new tradition, but a deep rich one, one that's woven into the storytelling of the genre.
I'm excited to see what they come up with.