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Talk Music: Kacey Musgraves follows her arrow to Schroeder Hall

By Melissa Crowe
Nov. 20, 2013 at 5:20 a.m.

Kacey Musgraves performs at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.  The CMA Award winner will play at Schroeder Hall on Saturday.

Country music's top new artist of the year is coming to Schroeder Hall on Saturday.

Kacey Musgraves and her free-spirited, come one, come all attitude have made major strides in the country music world since she moved to Nashville from a little town in the East Texas Piney Woods.

Sharon and Jack Kleinecke, owners of Schroeder Hall, said they are ecstatic about bringing the Country Music Awards winner to town.

"Being a Texas girl, we're so excited that she's moving up and doing well," Sharon said. "We're proud to be a part of her career."

Musgraves, 25, was nominated for six CMA awards at the time she was booked to play at the second-oldest dance hall in Texas.

The Kleineckes had high hopes she would win but didn't know which way the votes would go.

"We thought there was a chance she'd get one, but to win new artist of the year, that was really special," Jack said.

Kacey is currently in the throws of the Same Trailer, Different Tour.

Her lyrical style of quirky puns and shrewd metaphors fills her latest album, "Same Trailer Different Park." With songs focusing on love, pop culture and the other side of life, her natural songwriting ability comes across as clever rather than cutesy.

She has recently kicked up attention on her new single, "Follow Your Arrow," which points out the hypocrisies imposed on even the most conservative folks: "If you save yourself for marriage you're a bore/If you don't save yourself for marriage you're a horr ... ible person."

Sharon and Jack are positive the songstress will continue rising as a country music star.

"We're elated to have her and very lucky, too," Jack said. "This may be the only time we're able to bring her here."



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