Kacey Musgraves ‘Follow Your Arrow’ controversy: Is it a ‘gay anthem’?
Kacey Musgraves is a newcomer on the country music scene, but the singer/songwriter with six 2013 CMA nominations may have already caused yet another controversy in the country music world.
Taste of Country reported on Oct. 1 that Musgraves “Follow Your Arrow” has caused a flurry of controversy and has been pegged as “gay anthem” and ToC claims that the song shows just how “far behind country music is on the subject [of homosexuality].” Musgraves song, co-written with Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark, also covers topics like having a drink or remaining sober, going to church or sleeping in on a Sunday morning, as well as marijuana use.
The lyric that appears to have caused the most controversy reads: “So, make lots of noise, kiss lots of boys/Or kiss lots of girls, if that’s something you’re into.”
“Follow Your Arrow” can be found on Kacey Musgraves CD “Same Trailer, Different Park’ and is reportedly contains some of the best songwriting of 2013. Taste of Country is of the opinion that if “Follow Your Arrow” is given “significant airplay” it could be the first country song to end ignorance “from the shadows that fall on many, many subjects.”
Kacey Musgraves is nominated for the CMA Newcomer of the Year and Female Artist of the year in addition to four other CMA nominations. The 47th Annual CMA Awards will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 6 on ABC.
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