Keepers of the Flame

KOF #3: Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” (2013)

Kacey Musgraves is often criticized for not being “country enough” by some traditionalist listeners. Yet “Follow Your Arrow” follows in the greatest country narrative tradition of singing about what she referred to in her CMA acceptance speech as “simple, good songs about real life”, and of love and acceptance. Musgraves opens this narrative up to a much broader audience. Three chords and the truth about the lives of a, hopefully, more diverse and accepting country music audience. … Continue readingKOF #3: Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” (2013)