A VERY KACEY CHRISTMAS

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C. Harlan

Arianna Piper, Staff Writer

Christmas season means Christmas music. While most people have probably thought of the traditional “Frosty the Snowman” and “Jingle Bells,” there’s more out there. Country music artist Kacey Musgraves released a new album labeled “A Very Kacey Christmas” on October 28 and has been given a professional rating of four and a half out of five stars by music critic Stephen Erlewine. The track has twelve songs and features The Quebe Sisters, Willie Nelson, and Leon Bridges. In order to promote her new album, Kacey has been on a tour that began on November 26 in Windsor, Ontario (which is in Canada) and will end in Fort Worth, Texas on December 21. The album has eight traditional Christmas songs, including “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and four originals, such as “A Willie Nice Christmas.” She does an amazing job on every song. Kacey has an amazing voice and makes each song her own, even making the traditional music seeming as if it belongs to her. While it is her first Christmas album, she did a great job with putting a twist on the light and cheery tone while including some classical pop without throwing out her “western swing,” as she calls it. I have to say my favorite song on the track has to be “Ribbons and Bows,” which is one of the originals. The song is a seemingly romantic and yet comical piece where she talks about wanting a person’s love instead of “expensive rings and diamond things.” Each song is great and I highly recommend checking it out if you’re in need of a little Christmas spirit.