Kacey Musgraves isn’t afraid to say what she thinks, which is clear in her music. Before a recent show at London’s Dover St Arts Club, Kacey sat down with GQ for a ‘GQ&A’ session. Kacey covered everything from her favorite albums to her favorite dive bar in Nashville. She also talked about the three albums she released before Same Trailer Different Park catapulted her into the spotlight.
“There’s a lot about those I really regret,” she said of the albums. “Particularly the ten gallon cowboy hat I’m wearing on the front covers. There’s a song on there called “Sweet Prairie Muffin” – we’ll leave it there.”
While Kacey has been busy touring with Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation Tour, she can recommend a good book she read recently. “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die by Willie Nelson,” she said. “His sense of humor is dead on and he’s really witty. His story is surprising: there’s one story in there where one of his daughters had an abusive husband – she called Wilie to come over to help out and the husband pulled a shotgun on him. He was sitting on his own in a bar afterwards and came up with the song ‘Shotgun Willie.’”
With honest song lyrics about everything from friends with benefits to life in a trailer bark, there are a couple of musical trends Kacey would like to see end immediately. “Anyone singing about trucks, in any form, in any song, anywhere,” she said. “Literally just stop – nobody cares! It’s not fun to listen to. I thought dubstep was cool for two seconds - but that can go away now too. It sounds like a malfunction of some kind.”