Kacey Musgraves is the new country singer for people who don't normally identify as country fans. That thrills the 24-year-old from Sulphur Springs, Texas, whose single Merry Go 'Round was listed by Billboard as one of the records that changed radio in 2012 — and it hadn't even peaked. Musgraves generally shies from compliments, but this is her favorite: "I don't like country music, but I love you." Lots of folks who do like country music also like her, though: Merry Go 'Round, a No. 10 country hit, has sold nearly 500,000 downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Even though her first album, Same Trailer, Different Park, doesn't come out until March 19, Musgraves is vying for female vocalist and music video honors at April's Academy of Country Music Awards. And you'll be able to win 'Same Trailer, Different Park' here on March 19 for Free Tune Tuesday! Thank you to our friends at USA TODAY for the great article on one of our newest country stars!

You can see Kacey in person April 4th at The Cajundome as she opens for Kenny Chesney and The Eli Young Band. You geaux, Girl!

 

Check out Kacey's video for her debut single 'Merry Go Round'