Kacey Musgraves has spent 2018 staking her claim to the legacy of proudly defiant women in country music. Mostly, she’s done that by releasing Golden Hour, an album that’s a lovely, contemplative F-you to the Nashville sound. In those thirteen songs, Musgraves sings with a wistful melancholy about subjects that other artists over-romanticize, like their hometowns and their families. With the music video for “High Horse,” the stand-out disco track (yes, disco) on her breakthrough album, she lays claim to the mantle of artists like Dolly Parton with a more direct nod: An updated take on the 1980 classic 9 to 5 (which starred Parton, Lily Tomlin, and Jane Fonda), full of 1980s women in plaid shoulder-padded jumpsuits, pointed collars, and feathered hairdos. In a wood-paneled office,…View Original Post
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