OFFSTAGE: Kacey Musgraves: Honesty Becomes Her

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I’m not sure all country singers could get away with being this candid in interviews. For Kacey Musgraves, this kind of honesty works. She told GQ magazine’s U.K. edition exactly how she feels about everything from Affliction clothes (“Just burn the warehouse down. It’s just douchey and really gaudy”) and songs about trucks (“Literally just stop. Nobody cares! It’s not fun to listen to”) to songs that use electronic dance beats (“I thought dubstep was cool for two seconds — but that can go away now, too. It sounds like a malfunction of some kind”) to other genres she’s into (“2Pac: It’s not like I know a lot of deep cuts, but he had some really catchy shit”). But there are things she does love. Like Sprite Zero and cherry vodka because she says the cocktail tastes like a snow cone. And when people wear Western wear that’s kind of a throwback to the ’70s. But Musgraves doesn’t know if she likes it when she hears one of her own songs in a bar. “I’ve been in a bar when it’s come on, and it’s just weird,” she told GQ. “Do you act like you’re enjoying the experience or completely ignore it?”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.