, who wore the crown as the CMA's New Artist of the Year in 2013, thanks to the success of her gold-certified debut album, Same Trailer Different Park
, is polishing up her tiara: On June 23rd, she'll release Pageant Material, her highly anticipated second LP.
As she did on her first LP, Musgraves serves as co-producer with Shane McAnally
and Luke Laird
on Pageant Material
, which was recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A.
"Going back into the studio this time around was really fun and exciting for me because I knew more about myself and my direction," the Texas native said in a statement. "The majority of Pageant Material
was recorded live — which was a bit of a departure from Same Trailer
— and gave it more of a concise, classic sound. All of the incredible musicians were in the same room playing on the entire record, and I think that spirit comes across. The last couple of years have done so much for me, and this project was really affected by that in the best way. There are certain moments lyrically that still hit me hard even after listening so many times. It's a great glimpse into where my head is from Same Trailer
to now."( Collapse )Rolling Stone
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