Have you ever listened to a newly released album and thought "Oh! I like this. This definitely has a cool sound!?" For me, that moment was when Kacey Musgraves released her 2nd studio album 'Pageant Material.'

This album was the perfect follow up to her sassy, soulful debut album 'Same Trailer, Different Park.' As Country Music's next powerful "tomato", 'Pageant Material' certainly brings the same wit and charm that we all know and love from Ms. Musgraves.

There's a certain bluesy feel to the album, and some raw and real emotion. Songs like "Somebody to Love" and "Late to The Party" reveal the softer side of Kacey as she describes what it feels like to be in love.

On the other hand, songs such as "High Time", "Biscuits", "Dime Store Cowgirl" and "Pageant Material" show the same fun, spunky side of Musgraves.

Need a relaxing, upbeat, get-a-way song? "High Time" is the way to go.

I'm getting rid of the flash
Nobody needs a thousand-dollar suit just to take out the trash
Ain't gotta be alone to feel lonely
I'm gonna turn off my phone, start catching up with the old me

It's high time
To slow my roll
Let the grass just grow and lean way back
It's a fine time
To let it it all go
I've been too low, so it's high time.

 

Those lyrics show the carefree side of Musgraves - which we all know so well, and love. Perhaps this song even includes a hidden message - to let go and disconnect from the real world!

Without a doubt my favorite song on the album is "Biscuits." It has a similar vibe to her 2nd single off of her debut album, "Blowin' Smoke". I love this because Kacey really speaks the truth and she's not afraid to let the public know.

Just hoe your own row and raise your own babies
Smoke your own smoke and grow your own daisies
Mend your own fences and own your own crazy
Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy
Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy

 

All in all, 'Pageant Material' does not disappoint. The creativity and lyrical genius is what separates Kacey Musgraves from other up and coming artists. Check out her video for "Biscuits" below!

Written by: TSM Intern, Allison