Will Kacey Musgraves' "Biscuits" Become Her First Big Hit? The Song Sure Is Catchy — LISTEN

Kacey Musgraves poses in the press room during the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)
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On Monday, rising country star Kacey Musgraves' new single, "Biscuits," premiered online. Will it become the 26-year-old Texas native's first big hit? It's tough to say for certain, of course — but I really hope so. Musgraves' major label debut, Same Trailer, Different Park, garnered considerable acclaim when it was released in 2013 (winning two Grammy Awards), but only one of the project's singles, "Follow Your Arrow," managed to reach the top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Frustratingly, significant commercial success has eluded Musgraves thus far, and I, for one, think that needs to change.

"Biscuits" espouses the virtues of minding your own business (err, biscuits) and not judging others — a prominent theme in Musgraves' music (and frankly, not one you're likely to hear too often on country radio). On the first verse, she sings:

Taking down your neighbor won't take you any higher

I burned my own damn finger poking someone else's fire

I've never gotten taller making someone else feel small

If you ain't got nothin' nice to say, don't say nothin' at all

The clever hook will stick with you long after the song is over:

Just hoe your own row and raise your own babies

Smoke your own smoke and grow your own daisies

Mend your own fences and own your own crazy

Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy

Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy

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"Biscuits," which Musgraves co-wrote with Shane McAnally (Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry) and Brandy Clark (Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow), definitely sounds like it a hit to me. The song hits iTunes on March 17.

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