Country Song Breaks New Ground

Kacey Musgraves says you only have a few trips around the sun so enjoy it.

“Say what you think. Love who you love,” sings Musgraves in the hit country song “Follow Your Arrow.”

The number captured Song of the Year honors at the 48th Annual Country Music Association Awards last week in Nashville, Tenn. Written by Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, the song embraces a no regrets, pro-equality, you only live once philosophy.

“Do you guys realize what this means for country music?” Musgraves said from the stage after accepting the award.

In “Follow Your Arrow” Musgraves croons about rolling up a joint and kissing boys and girls. The song is part of her Grammy winning album, Same Trailer Different Park. It won CMA Song of the Year despite not receiving heavy radio airplay.

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) applauded Musgraves and encouraged followers on Twitter to show their appreciation for the song’s message by using the hashtag, #FollowYourArrow.

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