DFW Music News

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

Where the weed at?
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 generation of major-label maidens.

To add to that, one of Miranda Lambert's fellow Pistol Annies, the uber-talented Ashley Monroe, released 2013's first, great major-label country album, the stellar Like a Rose, just a couple of weeks ago.

The Monroe and Musgraves albums are different in a number of ways. Monroe is all-twang, all-the-time on Like a Rose. Whether she's singing about lovers from the present or past, or telling trashy stories just well-enough to be entertaining instead of, well, trashy, It's unlikely a more thoroughly entertaining country record will be released this year (though, the upcoming Pistol Annies album is sure to entertain, as well).

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Kelly Dearmore