Quotes by: Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves performing at Ryman Auditorium on the Grand Ole Opry, on December 13th, 2014
||Kacey Lee Musgraves
August 21, 1988 |
Golden, Texas, U.S.
Outlaw Country Americana
You can't beat Freddie Mercury. He was a mad man in the best sense possible.
I wouldn't ever do a radio edit because I feel like it would totally go against the point of 'Follow Your Arrow.' I just think you're going to like it or not like it.
A label's typical plan would be to put something out that's safer and get fans, and then push buttons, but my idea is to push buttons first, scare off the people who are gonna be scared off, and then the right people will like you for who you really are, and stay with you.
When something comes to my brain, I don't ignore it. You never know what it's going to turn into.
Obviously, I don't live and die by it, everything my horoscope says. But I feel like there's definitely something to it.
It's weird, because the ideas in my songs aren't controversial to me. I feel like I should be able to sing about anything.
Loretta Lynn was one of those ladies a long time ago that opened a lot of doors and paved the way for a lot of ballsy singer-songwriters who weren't just cute.
A lot of times, I'm singing things that are observational and am definitely including myself.
Of course I get angry, but I want to use my brain a little bit and not just smash things.
Too many people focus on writing what they think they should write, what should be in a song, what radio would want.
I don't push buttons to push buttons. Throwing the rebel card out there is really cheap.
I realize that I'm not going to be everybody's cup of tea, and that's okay. I think that's the point of music.
When I was nine, I was singing western swing: Roy Rogers and Patsy Cline. It got me noticed because no one my age was doing it, but it made me feel inferior because none of my friends could relate to it.
I always draw from things around me that people around me have gone through... The story that could be taken really literally is not from my life exactly. But bits and pieces are, and the sentiment behind it is.
When I started out, I wanted to be the kind of artist who could play the CMA Music Festival and then turn around and play Bonnaroo, and I've managed to do both.
In the beginning, I wrote OK songs, but they didn't have a unique perspective.
I did tennis for a while, and I was actually on the volleyball team for a minute.
Fame freaks me out. Do you just wake up different? I don't know how to scale it back if it gets too crazy.
My personal style is a big mix. A lot of it's pretty vintage. I love vintage looks. I'm obsessed with the mid '60s era, even '70s, it was a good era for clothes, hair, music, and cars.
I used to love, and I still do, Lee Ann Womack. And Alison Krauss. I mean, how many Grammys does she have? She's just remained solid and true and great, and I respect that.
I'm just observing. I don't ever want people to think I'm preaching at them or wearing them out.
If the lyrics are something new, then maybe I want to give it a more traditional form, or the other way around, but not have all one or the other.