Kacey Musgraves

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    October 10, 2014

    Crystal Yates Chased Her Country Music Dreams from Florida to McKinney

    As a child growing up in the tiny town of Niceville, Florida, McKinney transplant and country singer-songwriter Crystal Yates couldn't avoid the twangy sounds of country music even if she had wanted to. "My mom says I could sing 'Why Don't You Love Me' by Hank Williams before I could say my ABCs," e ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    Kacey Musgraves at Granada Theater, 10/1/14

    Kacey Musgraves With John and Jacob Granada Theater, Dallas Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Kacey Musgraves and I come from similar backgrounds. Musgraves grew up in East Texas, Mineola to be exact, and I come from a little town just about 75 miles north of there. Musgraves' debut album, Same Trailer Di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 9/29 - 10/05

    If you're looking for something to do other than the State Fair, you've come to the right place. (If you're looking for some deep-fried food stuffed inside some other deep-fried food, then yes, the State Fair is your ticket.) As always, DC9 has a few music suggestions to get you through the week. Ka ... More >>

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    September 3, 2014

    The Best North Texas Country Shows in September

    Hey, country fans, ready to see some shows? As always, there are many great rootsy acts that will swing through North Texas throughout September, so get ready to gas up the truck, fill the flask and put some miles on those tires. Here are most can't-miss shows of the lot, lest ye be less-country tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Douchebags in Country Music

    By Mike Seely Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Bro Country's Sexism is Ruining Country Music

    In the past few years, it seems like everyone has been picking on country music. As the genre becomes more and more dominated by good ol' boys looking for a good time, the term "bro country" has increasingly been used by music critics to pejoratively describe some of the most popular artists in coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Chris Knight on the Women of Modern Country: "They Seem to Be Way More Talented Than the Dudes."

    With his deep, southern drawl and plainspoken nature, Chris Knight's first impression is not one of a literate singer/songwriter. But for over 15 years, Knight has produced some of the finest songs in the Americana genre. Tough and to the point, Knight's weary tales of losers on the wrong side of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Pazz and Jop 2013: North Texas-Bred Kacey Musgraves and Parquet Courts Finish Strong

    The definitive music critic poll, Pazz & Jop, has just released its 2013 rankings. Started in 1971 by The Village Voice, the poll collects year-end rankings from hundreds of writers -- this year there were 457 voters. Kanye West won the album category for the fourth time, while Daft Punk's "Get Luck ... More >>

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    December 2, 2013

    Nashville Hit-Maker Chris Young Honed His Skills in an Arlington Honky-Tonk

    In 2005, Country music hit-singer and songwriter Chris Young was fronting the house band at Cowboy's Dancehall in Arlington. But by the spring of 2006, it seemed as though the number one smash-hits would be just around the corner for the Tennessee-born and raised crooner after he easily took home th ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    The State Fair of Texas: This Year's 11 Best Concerts

    Another Texas State Fair is upon us and when you're not trying to stuff as much fried, doughy goodness into you or riding any number of spinning rides hoping said dough won't unexpectedly leave your body, you might want to take a breather and listen to some music. It's just like food, except when yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Why is Brad Paisley Giving Away Meals at Cracker Barrel? Would You Like One? Because I Don't Want Mine.

    Brad Paisley put out a new album this year, and it's a safe bet no country superstar has given its label as much of a headache as Brad (this would be Wheelhouse, the album with "Accidental Racist" on it). But hey: Angry blog posts and album sales are getting less and less correlated by the day, I'm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Texas State Fair Headliners Include Blondie, Kacey Musgraves: Full List

    The State Fair of Texas announced its headlining acts today, and there are some actual heavy hitters, including new wave legends Blondie and rising, pot-smoking country star Kacey Musgraves. There's also "an evening with Molly Ringwald." Here are the rest of the headliners:

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    May 13, 2013

    The Kenny Chesney Tailgate Dos and Don'ts: Photo Essay

    Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation tour came to Cowboys Stadium, bringing the DFW Chapter of said Nation to Arlington for a day of drinking, flag waving and camaraderie. Massive country tours don't get any better than this in 2013 -- Kenny's undercard includes unlikely superstar/brilliantly odd songwri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    Country Divas Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgraves Have a Need for Weed

    This week the Golden, Texas native Kacey Musgraves finally releases her eagerly-awaited debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park. Indeed, it's fitting that she's from a town named Golden, as the new album is but the most recent example of some serious Solid Country Gold that's come from the younger ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Robert Earl Keen

    Thursday, December 29, at House of Blues