Kacey Musgraves’ Second Album Focused on Songs
Kacey Musgraves, whose debut album, 'Same Trailer, Different Park,' soared to the top of the charts, is hard at work on her sophomore record. But while the first project spawned four Top 40 singles, including the platinum-selling 'Merry Go Round' and the attention-getting 'Follow Your Arrow,' Musgraves says she has no worries about repeating her early success.
“I’m going to go with my gut and make it about the songs,” Musgraves tells Nashville's Tennessean. “They say you have your whole life to write your first record and influence that, and this time there’s not as much time there for me to be able to do that. I just need to focus on that I’ve found my stride and I’m doing something that makes sense to me. I’m just going to keep doing that.”
The 26-year-old has been busy since 'Same Trailer, Different Park' was released last year. She's spent much of the time on the road, performing solo shows and serving as the opening act for Katy Perry, the Zac Brown Band and Lady Antebellum, among others. But in spite of her hectic schedule, Musgraves says her sophomore record is already in process.
“I’ve written a little,” she notes. “I almost feel like I’m in a bubble sometimes, and every day is different. It’s very hard. But I’ve written some songs that I’m very excited about so far, but nothing has taken shape yet.”
The Texan won't have much time to focus solely on songwriting in the near future either. Musgraves will embark on her own headlining tour, which will kick off on Sept. 25 and run through Oct. 19.
“Being away from family and friends is an unfortunate part of this, but it’s also inspiring because it causes me to think,” she explains. “I reserve time when I can to write here and there. It’s important to keep the creative vein flowing. I’ve got a good handful that I’m really excited about … They’re the same kind of simple [songs] -- all of my favorite parts of traditional country music are, with fresh, blunt ideas.”
Keep track of all of Musgraves' upcoming concerts here.