Friday, August 10, 2018
Kacey Musgraves Sings Kansas City Star
Here's a treat for the most AWESOME TKC READERS and a reminder that local life isn't all about politics.
Kacey Musgraves is one of our new faves and her latest work offers a local connection and an excuse to share content that's just a bit more pleasing than social media poseur politics, so many of those dumb questions on the KC Reddit, or the TV newsies forcing fake smiles at one another . . .
Rolling Stone: Hear Kacey Musgraves’ Charming Cover of Roger Miller’s ‘Kansas City Star’
Kacey Musgraves isn’t one to play things safe, but she plays the role to the hilt on a charming, bubbly new cover of “Kansas City Star” that will appear on the star-studded King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller album coming later in August.
Miller scored a Top Ten country hit in 1965 with “Kansas City Star,” an offbeat tale of a local television personality who passes up a better job in Omaha, Nebraska, for the comfort of being a children’s show celebrity. Musgraves adds her own flourishes to the kooky track, replacing “king” with “queen” and substituting Miller’s aw-shucks delivery for a healthy dose of sass, turning it into a kiss-off instead of a cower.
Take a listen . . .