Mercury Nashville’s Kacey Musgraves will release her sophomore album, Pageant Material, on June 23.
The album features her current single “Biscuits,” which is climbing the charts at country radio. Musgraves co-wrote all tracks on Pageant Material and also co-produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird.
Watch the video for “Biscuits” here: https://youtu.be/nGIUtLO_x8g
Pageant Material has already been met with critical acclaim in early reviews and coverage. FADER featured Kacey on the cover as their first ever Country artist, Billboard says “Pageant Material folds in bits of confessional gravitas, classic Western textures and string-swathed, studio-pop finesse reminiscent of or …there’s a new level of real talk even for Musgraves,” and Hits Magazine called Pageant Material “An album for the ages. Kacey Musgraves’ stunning new set is brilliant from start to finish.”
“Going back into the studio this time around was really fun and exciting for me because I knew more about myself and my direction,” said Musgraves. “The majority of Pageant Material was recorded live–which was a bit of a departure from Same Trailer-and gave it more of a concise, classic sound. All of the incredible musicians were in the same room playing on the entire record, and I think that spirit comes across. The last couple of years have done so much for me, and this project was really affected by that in the best way. There are certain moments lyrically that still hit me hard even after listening so many times. It’s a great glimpse into where my head is from “Same Trailer” to now.”
The Texas native has earned massive critical acclaim since the release of her Gold-certified debut album Same Trailer Different Park including two Grammys at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards (Song of the Year – “Merry Go Round,” Best Country Album) and 2014 ACM Album of the Year. Musgraves recently played the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, CA and is set to play additional festivals such as Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN next month and Bumbershoot in Seattle, WA this September.
Pageant Material Track Listing:
1. High Time (KM, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
2. Dime Store Cowgirl (KM, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
3. Late To The Party (KM, Brandy Clark, Josh Osborne)
4. Pageant Material (KM, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
5. This Town (KM, Luke Laird, Brandy Clark)
6. Biscuits (KM, Shane McAnally, Brandy Clark)
7. Somebody To Love (KM, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
8. Miserable (KM, Josh Osborne, Brandy Clark)
9. Die Fun (KM, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
10. Family Is Family (KM, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
11. Good Ol’ Boys Club (KM, Luke Laird, Natalie Hemby)
12. Cup Of Tea (KM, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
13. Fine (KM, Ashley Arrison, Shane McAnally)
Pageant Material is available for pre-order here: http://umgn.us/PMPreorder
Additional information can be found at www.KaceyMusgraves.com