Five Underrated Kacey Musgraves Songs

As we anxiously await the arrival of the epic album Kacey Musgraves is releasing, this Friday, September 10th, called star-crossed as long-time fans, we wanted to dig a little deeper into her discography to songs that you may not know.

  1. “Dandelion” – Written by Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally, and Brand Clark – A deep cut from her debut record, Same Trailer Different Park is a hidden gem. Musgraves does melancholy well and this track highlights that feeling of hopelessness. “Sent you dancing on the breeze / And like a stupid little girl / I spent my wishes on a weed / Thinking it could change my world”

2. “Blowin’ Smoke” – Written by Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, and Shane McAnally – Another cut from her debut, this one has her small town sass on display from the get-go. It chronicles the workers at a diner and the empty promises that they are always intending to keep. “Wipe down the bar, take out the trash / Light one up and count my cash / Swear I’m never coming back again / I’m just blowin’ smoke”.

3. “Fine” – Written by Kacey Musgraves, Ashley Arrison, and Shane McAnally – her sophomore record really dug into her hometown roots of Golden, Texas. Her crystal clear vocal hides the shakiness of her emotions in a song all about trying to move on with your life and pretending you are “fine”. “I try to sleep, I just lie here awake / I’ve stopped counting sheep, now I just count the days / ‘Til you’re back in this bed that I remake every time / And if they ask, I’ll say I’m fine”

4. “Happy and Sad” – Written by Kacey Musgraves, Daniel Tashian, and Ian Fitchuk – describing an extremely relatable feeling, waiting for the other shoe to drop, this track from her Grammy Award winning project Golden Hour is a quiet highlight. “And I’m the kind of person / Who starts getting kinda nervous / When I’m having the time of my lifeIs there a word for the way that I’m feeling tonight? / Happy and sad at the same time”

5. “Butterflies” – Written by Kacey Musgraves, Luke Laird, and Natalie Hemby this track was the first release from Golden Hour and was the perfect introduction to this ethereal project. Highlighting a new love and the precious moments felt, this feel-good tune features clever wordplay and is a fantastic addition to the record. “Kiss full of color, makes me wonder where you’ve always been / I was hiding in doubt ’til you brought me out of my chrysalis”

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