Kacey Musgraves is my choice for best new country artist.
Her first mainstream single has already been one of the biggest hits of the past few months. It’s turned her into a star and now comes the important follow up single.
In typical Kacey Musgraves fashion you get something that’s different than other songs on the charts. Check out this live performance of Blowin’ Smoke.
Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves
Kacey Musgraves isn’t afraid to speak her mind. She’s great at putting images in songs. Her stories are very vivid. When you listen to this song you can see her sitting smoking a cigarette and watching people as they go about their lives. I think that’s what she’s really great at – she knows how to observe people and comment on the truth in life.
It’s always easy to talk about the lyrics in songs – well not always – but it’s more interesting to focus on the melody. The melody is what first gets people’s attention and I think that’s what will happen again on this song. It’s really catchy and different. You don’t really hear songs like this on radio and while that’s a risk I think it will work out well for Kacey this time.
Women seem to love Kacey Musgraves and men are really intrigued by her personality and take on life. It’s a good recipe for another hit and signs that Kacey could be here to stick around in country music.
She’s different and different is good if you want to become a big star.
Chart Estimate: #10
CML Points: 84/100
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