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All Quotes by author - Kacey Musgraves
" A label's typical plan would be to put something out that's safer and get fans, and then push buttons, but my idea is to push buttons first, scare off the people who are gonna be scared off, and then the right people will like you for who you really are, and stay with you. "
" A lot of times, I'm singing things that are observational and am definitely including myself. "
" A lot of what gets on the radio isn't saying anything other than somebody wants to be famous and will do whatever they're told to get it. "
" Certain kinds of people will always have an issue with my music. But that's fine; it's OK. I don't want to be the McDonald's of music. I don't want to not turn anyone off. If you were everybody's cup of tea, you'd probably be boring. "
" Fame freaks me out. Do you just wake up different? I don't know how to scale it back if it gets too crazy. "
" I always draw from things around me that people around me have gone through... The story that could be taken really literally is not from my life exactly. But bits and pieces are, and the sentiment behind it is. "
" I didn't necessarily grow up in a trailer park, but there is a brief part of that in my life. So I can make fun of it a little bit. I'm not too much of an outsider, where I'm just making fun of someone. "
" I did tennis for a while, and I was actually on the volleyball team for a minute. "
" I don't push buttons to push buttons. Throwing the rebel card out there is really cheap. "
" I do try to shop online and support people who hand-make their stuff, and because you can find stuff that nobody else has. "
" I'd rather have 100,000 people who really get what I'm doing and like it for what it is than a million who can take it or leave it. "
" I feel like, big city or small town, you can relate to following your parents' footsteps or putting your own dreams on the back burner or vices that we get caught up in - that whole cycle. That's not just a small-town thing. That's a life thing. "
" If the lyrics are something new, then maybe I want to give it a more traditional form, or the other way around, but not have all one or the other. "
" I had a blast on tour with Little Big Town. We got to play some beautiful rooms around the country - some really amazing old theaters. And it was just cool to see a band that's been together for so long. "
" I like to make people think a little bit. "
" I like when people have Western style, but it's throwback Seventies-ish. I like pearlsnap shirts and a bow-tie like the KFC man. "
" I love Lee Ann Womack and John Prine. That's kind of my ideal cross point. If I can sing it like Lee Ann would and say it like John would, then I feel like I've gotten somewhere. "
" I love vintage cowboy boots, and some days I'm into platform stilettos encrusted in jewels. It's really all over the place. "
" I love words. They're fun. I don't think any word can just be filler. There's no room for it. It's like a puzzle. Every song can be written a million times. How can you say it differently? "
" I'm all about small towns. I think it's a great place to grow up. "
" I'm just observing. I don't ever want people to think I'm preaching at them or wearing them out. "
" I'm thrilled that country music fans like my stuff, but so do a lot of people outside of country music, people who just love music. My goal is more to reach music lovers than to appeal to a genre. I love country music, and I'm proud to represent it, but I don't obsess over it as a category. "
" I needed to really pursue music and learn what I needed to learn on my own by getting in and doing it, not by reading a book about it. "
" In the beginning, I wrote OK songs, but they didn't have a unique perspective. "
" I realize that I'm not going to be everybody's cup of tea, and that's okay. I think that's the point of music. "
" I see my fans as music lovers. I really love that. There's no age group or demographic. It's people of all ages and backgrounds. Country people and non-country people. I wanted to make music across the board. "
" I think if you're everyone's cup of tea, that probably means you're a little bit boring, or you're not pushing yourself. Creativity happens where it's dangerous and scary: where you're not comfortable. "
" It's hard to remember a time when I wasn't writing. "
" It's weird, because the ideas in my songs aren't controversial to me. I feel like I should be able to sing about anything. "
" I used to love, and I still do, Lee Ann Womack. And Alison Krauss. I mean, how many Grammys does she have? She's just remained solid and true and great, and I respect that. "
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