Kacey Musgraves: Transgressing Country

Can you be a country star and critical of the country at the same time? Grammy Award Winner, Kacey Musgraves, has two hit albums that challenge the small-town clichés of modern country music. Is she bucking the trend of big trucks and dirt roads, or embracing an old tradition of transgressing social norms? To answer the question, we’re joined by New Yorker editor, Andrew Marantz, who shares insights from his recent piece: Kacey Musgraves, Harper Lee, and the Home-Town Dilemma.

Songs Discussed

  • Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow
  • Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go Round,
  • Jason Michael Caroll – Where I’m From
  • Loretta Lynn – Coal Miner’s Daughter
  • Kacey Musgraves – It is What it is
  • Kacey Musgraves – Are you Sure (ft. Willy Nelson)
  • Kacey Musgraves – Dime Store Cowgirl
  • Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material
  • Kacey Musgraves – High Time
  • Gideon and Hubcap