Texas native Kacey Musgraves was destined for country music stardom since her childhood years. She started singing at a young age, and by age 8, she made her debut appearance on stage. After learning to play several instruments including guitar, harmonica, and mandolin, she started writing her own songs.
Musgrave’s released three albums on her own as an independent artist, but later found herself on a music talent TV show in Nashville. She caught the attention of big name country stars like Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert. In 2012, she signed a record deal with Mercury Records and rer first studio album was released a year later: Same Trailer, Different Park.
Now a popular female country artist, Kacey Musgraves’ throwback childhood tracks are now coming to the surface. Let’s take it back to Musgraves’ childhood and her second album from 2003, Wanted: One Good Cowboy.
Kacey Musgraves was only 14 years old when she released the album, her first album, Movin’ On, was unveiled less than one year earlier. Most of the tracks on her early albums were covers of classic songs including “When It’s Peach Pickin’ Time” by Jimmy Rodgers. She also performs “If I Could Only Learn To Yodel,” which was first made famous by Patsy Montana in the 1940s. Listen here:
Musgraves took a risk by making an album full of classic songs and yodel tunes. After all, some of the popular songs at this time were Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent” and Shania Twain’s “Forever and For Always.”
Her love for Country music is shown throughout all aspects of the album. From her western dress with cowboy hats and fringe to her yodeling talent and classic country singing style. Some of her other yodeling classics are “Yodeler’s Lament” and “Texas Yodeler.” Listen to “Texas Yodeler” here!
Though yodeling seems humorous to listen to now, Musgraves pulls it off with confidence. Listen to the entire 2003 album here.
Don’t forget to share these throwback tracks with other country music fans!