Breakout artist and acclaimed songwriter Kacey Musgraves wants you to "Follow Your Arrow" wherever it points in the song's just released lyric video. Featuring footage of the songwriting process (with notable hit-makers Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally), the clip showcases the song's uplifting message about doing "whatever you want" in the face of adversity.
Initially, the song was intended as a poem to a friend. “It started off as a poem, honestly, for this friend who was going off to Paris for four months studying and she was leaving everything she knew behind, going to a foreign country [and] didn’t know the language,” she explains. “I gave her this little arrow necklace and I wrote a little poem and it had ‘follow your arrow’ in it, ‘kiss lots of boys,’ and it kind of started there, but it turned into a bigger idea.”
This year has been a remarkably successful year for the singer, who landed her first No. 1 hit with "Mama's Broken Heart" (released by Miranda Lambert and also co-written with Clark and McAnally). As far as her solo music is concerned, she landed her first Top 10 hit with "Merry Go 'Round," lifted from her "Same Trailer Different Park." The second album's release, the blue-collar, everyday anthem "Blowin' Smoke," achieved Top 30 at radio.
Heading into this week's (Nov. 6) 47th Annual CMA Awards, Musgraves leads the pack with a whopping six nominations, including Female Vocalist and Album of the Year. This is the first time a new solo female artist has earned that many nominations for one year. Taylor Swift matches with six nods of her own.
Check out the lyric video above.