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Kacey Musgraves’ Country & Western Rhinestone Review Sparkles In New Jersey

She may not be pageant material but Kacey Musgraves was certainly the star of her “Country & Western Rhinestone Review” when it hit Starland Ballroom in New Jersey over the weekend.   The show sparkled from start to finish.  The shimmery pink curtains decorating the stage, her band’s light-up pink suits, and Kacey’s silvery dress certainly helped set the scene.  Kacey played most of the tracks from her new album, “Pageant Material,” to a sold out crowd.  She thanked everyone for coming out, noting that despite her lack of radio airplay (which she hopes will change), fans still managed to pack Starland Ballroom through word of mouth and finding music on their own.

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The energetic crowd knew every word to Kacey’s song and sang along throughout the night.   Kacey explained how she came up with the song “Dime Store Cowgirl” – before a performance when she was 12 or so, a woman told her that her cowboy hat made her look like a “dime store cowgirl.”  She told the crowd she had no idea what it meant at the time but thought it was pretty awesome that years later she wrote a song about it and had a sold out crowd that knew all the words.

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We love Kacey’s band, who play everything from steel guitar to the upright bass.  When introducing them affectionately as the “runner ups,” Kacey started the “talent portion” of the evening and each member got to show off their skills, from juggling to balloon animal making.

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Kacey threw a few covers into her set, including “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Kacey co-wrote but ended up being recorded by Miranda Lambert.  She told the crowd she “fangirled out hard” when Disney asked her to do a version of a song of her choice for an album.  She chose “A Spoonful of Sugar,” which she performed in the most delightful way.

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Opening act The Cactus Blossoms made us feel like we were back at a concert in the 1950s – from their vintage country sound to their throwback look – perfectly set against Kacey’s pink stage.

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Setlist:
Pageant Material
Biscuits
Silver Lining
This Town
Step Off
I Miss You
Fine
Dime Store Cowgirl
Family is Family
The Trailer Song
A Spoonful of Sugar
It Is What It Is
Merry Go Round
High Time
Mama’s Broken Heart
No Scrubs
Late To The Party
Die Fun
Follow Your Arrow
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Happy Trails

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Check out all of Kacey’s upcoming tour dates here and pickup a copy of “Pageant Material” on iTunes now!

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Kacey Musgraves Adds 2016 Country & Western Rhinestone Revue Tour Dates

Kacey Musgraves is set to add a little sparkle to your life in the new year! She just announced a string of brand new tour dates for her Country & Western Rhinestone Revue for early 2016!  Check out the dates below.  The new dates go on sale this week, with pre-sales starting tomorrow. Check with your venue for details.  Fangirl tip: Tickets make great Christmas presents!

Kacey Musgraves “Country & Western Rhinestone Revue” Tour
Jan 21st – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
Jan 22nd – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
Jan 23rd – SOKOL Auditorium – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
Feb 19th – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
Feb 20th – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ – Buy Tickets
Feb 25th – State Theatre – Kalamazoo, MI – Buy Tickets
Feb 26th – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
Feb 27th – Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
March 3rd – Riverside Theater – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets
March 4th – Egyptian Room – Indianapolis, in – Buy Tickets
March 5th – Arvest Bank @ Midland – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets

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Pick up a copy of Kacey’s new album “Pageant Material” on iTunes now.

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Kacey Musgraves Brings Southern Style to The Paramount in Huntington, NY

Country star Kacey Musgraves served up some Southern style at The Paramount Theater in Long Island, NY over the weekend.  She performed tracks from her new album, “Pageant Material,” which was just released last month, along with hits from the Grammy winning “Same Trailer, Different Park.”  We love Kacey’s style – her set was made to look like a sunset over the Texan desert, complete with neon cactus lights.  Her 5 piece band wore their signature light up suit jackets, and played everything from the steel guitar to the upright bass to the banjo.   They joined Kacey at the front of the stage at the end of the evening for “My House,” doing a little do-si-do.

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Throughout the evening, Kacey showed off her vocal range and clever songwriting skills.   Other highlights of her set included a country version of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and a cover of Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Kacey penned.  She also filled the audience in on the inspiration for some of the tracks on her new album.  When she was 11 a crazy stage mom called her a “dime store cowgirl,” which Kacey ended up turning into a song.  She gave a  shout out to her “momma” who was in attendance.  We’re sure that even though Kacey’s “not Pageant Material” she’s still proud!

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The crowd was singing along to every word, even the newer material.  Kacey took time near the end of the set to individually point out and thank fans in the crowd (by name!)   Some had made her unique gifts, others had been to countless shows, and a young girl had asked Kacey to sign her guitar before the show.

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She closed out the show with an encore that began with a solo acoustic performance of “Cup of Tea” before her hit “Follow Your Arrow.”  Kacey came back out wearing light up boots for a country version of “These Boots Are Made For Walking” which had the whole venue rocking.   She thanked the crowd one final time and wished them safe travels before doing an acapella version of “Happy Trails” with her band.

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Setlist
High Time
Stupid
Blowin’ Smoke
This Town
Biscuits
Good Ol’ Boys Club
Family is Family
The Trailer Song
Pageant Material
Dime Store Cowgirl
Mama’s Broken Heart
No Scrubs
It Is What It Is
Late to the Party
Step Off
Merry Go ‘Round
My House
Cup of Tea
Follow Your Arrow
These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
Happy Trails

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The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue Coming This Fall

Kacey Musgraves just released her new album, “Pageant Material,” and she’s taking it on tour this fall!   The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue is hitting venues across the US, including the famed Apollo Theater in New York City.  Check out all the dates below!

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The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue
Sept. 2nd – Montalvo Arts Center – Saratoga, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 3rd – Britt Music & Arts Center – Jacksonville, OR – Buy Tickets
Sept 5th – Bumbershoot Fest – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
Sept 7th – Alaska State Fair – Palmer, AK – Buy Tickets
Sept 11th – The Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
Sept 18th – The Pagaent – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
Sept 23rd – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
Oct 1st – Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI – Buy Tickets
Oct 3rd – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
Oct 9th – The Howlin Wolf – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
Oct 11th – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
Oct 15th – The Paramount – Charlottesville, VA – Buy Tickets
Oct 16th – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
Oct 23rd – College St. Music Hall – New Haven, CT – Buy Tickets
Oct 24th – Apollo Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets

Watch the video for “Biscuits” below and pickup a copy of “Pageant Material” on iTunes now!

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Kacey Musgraves Debuts “Biscuits” Video

Kacey is on a roll and her brand new video for “Biscuits” is nothing short of a warm fluffy appetizer for her brand new album “Pageant Material” out on June 23rd!  As usual, we love Kacey’s style (check out her band’s light up suits!)  The video is a throwback to old school variety shows, or as Kacey describes it “Hee Haw meets Pee-wee’s Playhouse meets Wes Anderson.”  Watch it below!

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The Friday Five: Summer Albums

It’s Memorial Day Weekend which mean’s it’s officially Summer!  We’re looking forward to all of the outdoor concerts, BBQs, and of course some new music!  Here are some of the albums dropping this Summer we can’t wait for!

1. Canaan Smith – “Bronco” out June 23
We’ve had Canaan’s EP playing nonstop, and earlier this week we got to hear more tracks off of the album at a show in NYC.  This album is going to be GOOD.
Pre-Order a signed copy of “Bronco”

2. Kacey Musgraves – “Pageant Material” out June 23
Kacey is serving up her sophomore album in style
Pre-Order “Pageant Material”

3. Hilary Duff – “Breathe In, Breathe Out” out June 15
We’re so excited about a new album from Hilary that we too have to breathe in, breathe out and keep calm.  Fingers crossed a tour is to follow!
Pre-Order “Breathe In, Breathe Out” on Amazon

4. Thomas Rhett – Title and Date TBD
While we don’t have any official info yet, Thomas is expected to drop his new album later this Summer.  We love what we’ve heard so far, with the funky lead single “Crash and Burn” and also tracks that he’s been playing live, like “South Side” and the beautiful “Die A Happy Man.”
Buy “Crash and Burn” on iTunes

5. Cody Simpson – “Free” out June 23
This will be Cody’s first album he’s done entirely on his own, free to create the music he’s wanted to all along.  Cody and his music are pretty much the definition of a laid back Summer by the beach.
Pre-Order “Free” on iTunes

Kacey Musgraves Announces Sophomore Album, “Pageant Material”

We’ve been minding our own biscuits, wondering when Kacey Musgraves would be releasing a new album.  After serving up a fresh hit, “Biscuits,” earlier this year, Kacey just announced her sophomore album, “Pageant Material” will be out June 23rd!  Kacey co-wrote every song on her new album with many of the same collaborators behind her GRAMMY-winning debut, “Same Trailer, Different Park.”  She also noted that the entire album was recorded live in the history RCA Studio A, giving the album “a more concise, classic sound,” as Kacey wrote on her Facebook page.

Check out the official tracklisting below and pre-order a copy today!

Kacey Musgraves – “Pageant Material”
1. “High Time”
2. “Dime Store Cowgirl”
3. “Late to the Party”
4. “Pageant Material”
5. “This Town”
6. “Biscuits”
7. “Somebody To Love”
8. “Miserable”
9. “Die Fun”
10. “Family Is Family”
11. “Good Ol’ Boys Club”
12. “Cup of Tea”
13. “Fine”

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