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Kacey Musgraves Uses Humor To Top The Country Charts

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Justin Timberlake might have nearly broken a million in album sales this past week, but Kacey Musgraves got herself to the top of the charts, too. The country singer sold 43,000 copies of her album Same Trailer Different Park during its debut week, which was enough to earn the number one spot on the Top Country Albums chart.

The ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee told Radio.com she hopes fans relate to the small-town themes on her album and the funny stories she tells about the people who live there.

“I don’t ever want to be taken too seriously,” she said. “I love a song that makes people think, but I love to laugh, too…if there can be a sarcastic tongue and cheek point in it then I love that.”

That’s one of Musgraves’ favorite parts of her first single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” which cleverly plays off the word merry. The idea came from a story her songwriting partner Shane McAnally’s mom told her.

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