Singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves is known for speaking her mind. On her major label debut album "Same Trailer Different Park," the 24-year-old tackles such topics as small-town ideals ("Merry Go 'Round"), being trapped by a dead-end job ("Blowin' Smoke") and doing what you want ("Follow Your Arrow"). Possessing no regrets, she charges forward and lays claim to tradition wherever she goes. During her recent UK gig debut to promote her record, Musgraves chatted with GQ about her thoughts on one particular country music trend: trucks.
She says of the one theme that needs to die off, "Anyone singing about trucks, in any form, in any song, anywhere. Literally just stop - nobody cares!"
She continues, frankly, "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."
With obvious musical influences stemming from her parents' and grandparents' choice of music, she notes the best record in their collection. " One of the first I can remember grabbing was 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo' by The Byrds. I liked it initially because of the cowgirl on the cover but it's an awesome record. I actually got into that sound for a minute. There was all this stuff in his collection that even he hasn't heard of and it was just funny to see an Abba record next to Merle Haggard - I was like, "Grandpa what are you doing with this in there?" It didn't matter if he knew who the band were but if it was on vinyl he would just pick it up."
With her meteoric rise to fame this year, previously, Musgraves had released three albums. On any lyrical regrets, she admits, "There's a lot about those I really regret: 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."