‘MusicRow’ No. 1 Song

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

You heard it here first! Mercury Nashville’s newcomer, Kacey Musgraves, received her first No. 1 on this week’s MusicRow Chart for her single, “Merry Go Round.”

The former Nashville Star contestant penned the tune with Josh Osborne and co-producer Shane McAnally. McAnally produced the singer’s forthcoming March 19th release, Same Trailer Different Park, alongside Musgraves and Luke Laird.

Nearly one year ago, Musgraves debuted “Merry Go Round” at the Universal Music Group CRS luncheon (Feb. 23, 2012), receiving a warm reception from broadcasters, who gave her a mid-song standing ovation––a stamp of approval from those responsible for this week’s feat.

Although the single speaks of hopeless dysfunction, Musgraves is able to provide a window of perspective beyond the drudgery. For others, the metaphoric Merry Go Round may offer a sense of taunt nostalgia for what life was, or could have been.

By the looks of it, Musgraves is shaping up to be a palatable artist who is unafraid to rock the boat and push boundaries with her progressive perspective. So far, at least one track has been embraced by audiences at radio. So, bring on the full-length album! A little change might do some good.

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