On Tour- Kacey Musgraves
Wow it's been a busy few weeks but last week I got to see Kacey Musgraves on her 'Oh What A World' UK tour at the Bristol Hippodrome. For me, it was a huge deal to see Kacey in my home city of Bristol.
It seems to me that Kacey seems to be a controversial character in both the States and in the UK. I've been reading some of the comments on a few of the country music social groups and it seems really divided. The same happened when she headlined C2C earlier this year but she's sold out many of her extensive UK tour.
For me, I love what Kacey stands for, she doesn't comply with expectations in any format from her songwriting, performance and personality. She's sassy, real and doesn't take any rubbish from anyone and I love her for it. I really like the fact that for this latest album she changed her style of music. She got criticised for it and yet it worked, I love all her music and her performance in Bristol was as beautiful as ever.
My favourite song on the new album is 'Space Cowboy', it feels very personal to me as I'm sure it does to many people. To hear Kacey perform it live again was so amazing. Her voice is simply stunning and the lyrics are so poignant as is the song 'Mother'. Another favourite of mine is 'High Horse', it's just such a fun, feel good tune. 'Happy and Sad' is a song that has so many levels to it and perfectly describes a very unknown and confusing feeling and Kacey puts it perfectly into words and music. It's just beautiful.
She is a phenomenal songwriter and not only performs her own music but has written many of my favourite songs including the co-written 'Mama's Broken Heart' with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and of course I have to mention 'Follow Your Arrow' of course. It gets everyone up and dancing even the stiff British public!
I know there were some complaints about the meet and greet experience of the tour and I paid for he experience myself so understand some of the issues concerning people. However, I would suggest that if people feel strongly about it then they contact the event organisers who they bought the experience from. I think it’s unfair to put the blame solely on the artist as it’s unlikely that she has much of a say in how these experiences are run.
For me though, I had a lovely experience meeting Kacey herself, it was short and sweet and she was friendly and welcoming and the Oh what a world tour was simply amazing! I’m already looking forward to seeing Kacey in the U.K. again.
Drop me a line and let me know your thoughts on the tour and what your favourite Kacey track is.