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Musgraves becomes "Pageant Material"

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 – Kacey Musgraves announced today she would release her second major album and fifth overall, "Pageant Material," on June 23.

The disc contains 13 songs and was recorded at famed Studio A in Nashville.

"I'm so excited for y'all to hear it!," Musgraves wrote on Facebook. "The breadth of "Pageant Material" was recorded live in one of the best old studios still standing - historic RCA Studio A. The incredible musicians we had the pleasure of working with set up and tracked everything in the same room all together, and all those same musicians played on the whole record. So it lended itself to having a much more classic, and concise sound. Which was really important to me for this album to have. As this project culminated it was my intention for its songs to air my perspective as I am now: a 26 year old who hasn't lost her small town heart and old soul but who has gotten to see the world. Then to record them in a way that sets an honest, simple, and conclusive tone. (But one that isn't taking itself too seriously."

Musgraves had a hand in writing every song. She also produced along with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.

Songs on the CD are:
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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