Musgraves announces debut for March
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
– Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will release her debut album, "Same Trailer Different Park," on March 19.
The disc, which Musgraves produced with Shane McAnally and Luke Laird, features her current single and top 15 hit Merry Go 'Round.
Musgraves wrote or co-wrote all songs on the disc. "The making of this record was such a fun and meaningful time for me," said Musgraves. "As a writer, singer and producer, I learned so much throughout the whole process. I am proud and excited to present a project alongside Shane McAnally and Luke Laird that came from a very real and inspired place in my brain and heart."
Musgraves, 24, recently received her first country music award nomination for New Female Vocalist for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards held in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7.
Little Big Town invited Musgraves to open their Tornado Tour starting Jan. 31 in Murray, Ky. and this summer she will join Kenny Chesney's No Shoes Nation stadium tour.
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