I’m a Kacey Musgraves fan. Every once in awhile I’ll sit down to write and I’ll put her two albums on repeat for the entire day. Those songs are really pretty unique and special in the world of country music. It’s like she is able to pull out images from life that make sense even though nobody else has really touched on them in music.
Now Kacey has a new Christmas album out. One of the songs that’s been getting some buzz early in the release is an original and those are always pretty cool to see because many artists do the standards.
Check this one out and see what you think.
PS – Prepare for more Christmas songs coming up on CML. It’s that time of year and I love it.
Christmas Makes Me Cry – Kacey Musgraves
Is there a better writing trio in Nashville right now than Kacey, her producer, Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark? They just click on everything it seems and I love their outlook on life.
This is a sad country song and a sad Christmas song. But these songs are important and this is definitely something that a lot of people feel around the holidays. Some don’t have anywhere to go during the holidays. They get lonely. Some still have family around, but maybe they’re missing the person they really care about the most.
And then there are the little things that are sad like how we all get older each year or how we have to leave family when it’s all over. It’s sad in many ways even though it can be very happy at times.
Great song. Great performance from Kacey.
CML Points: 88/100