Rising country starlet Kacey Musgraves offers a deft twist on the genre with songs like "It Is What It Is" from her fourth album, Same Trailer Different Park, which hit No. 2 in the Billboard chart. The Texan peppers her Nashville pop with modern idioms like, "Maybe I love you / Maybe I'm just kind of bored / It is what it is," while other tracks are downright subversive in a traditionally straightlaced genre. Think Taylor Swift with genuine attitude (and, y'know, actual twang) and a lovely voice.
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