Kacey Musgraves Talks 'Pageant Material'
Musgraves herself seems to be one of few females who's earned awards and otherwise gained substantial ground in the 'boys club' of country music, but she says the song itself isn't about the gender issue in the country genre…and no, it's not about Taylor Swift either.
"It's about not wanting to be part of anybody's club, anybody's big machine," she says of the song, during a stop at the Radio.com studios in New York last week. "Just wanting to go your own way and make a name for yourself. Being a self-made man or woman in whatever world or industry you live or work in. To me, it's a universal message in that way."
In a sense, Musgraves' Pageant Material continues that discussion, as the album is a universal message of self-acceptance. For instance, the first single off the album, "Biscuits," was taken from an idea her cowriter (Brandy Clark) had while writing previous single "Follow Your Arrow."
As Musgraves explains, Clark threw out the line "mind your own biscuits," which Musgraves likens to an old southern idiom, while they were writing "Follow Your Arrow" together. Both Musgraves and Shane McAnally agreed the line was too perfect and could stand on its own, so they decided to save it for another song. Read more here.
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