Review: Kacey Musgraves scores Top 10 hit with 'Merry Go 'Round'

Posted Mar 8, 2013 by Markos Papadatos
Singer-songwriter and Mercury Nashville recording artist Kacey Musgraves is taking the modern country music scene by storm.
Country singer and Mercury Records Nashville recording artist Kacey Musgraves
Country singer and Mercury Records Nashville recording artist Kacey Musgraves
Photo Courtesy of Kelly Christine Musgraves
Her latest radio single “Merry Go ‘Round” sits at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Airplay Charts for the week ending March 16, 2013.She co-wrote the tune with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally and it is the debut single from her forthcoming album Same Trailer Different Park.
Her songwriting is authentic and vivid and Kacey sings with a lot of heart. She truly paints a picture in the minds of her listeners and therefore, they can relate to her music in return. Her vocals on this tune are reminiscent to those of such acclaimed country songstresses as Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and her voice possesses the mellifluousness of Lee Ann Womack.
The song’s music video has been well-received by country fans and it has garnered well over 3 million views on Kacey’s YouTube page.
Thanks to the song’s commercial success, the Texas native garnered a nomination in the coveted “Female Vocalist of the Year” category, along with Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Martina McBride at the upcoming Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards.
The Verdict
At a time when modern the country music industry is dominated by Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, Kacey is a breath of fresh air. “Merry Go ‘Round” garners an A+ rating and Kacey ought to become the next big female star in country.
She manages to stay true to her traditional country roots, her songwriting is superb and vocally, “Merry Go ‘Round” is one of the most captivating female country vocal performances since Miranda’s “The House That Built Me.”
For more information on Kacey Musgraves, her latest single and upcoming CD, visit her official website.