LOS ANGELES — “Every single thing in this song is fucking true,” Kacey Musgraves stressed, as if the sold-out audience at The Wiltern needed reminding, before performing the autobiographical “Dime Store Cowgirl,” a banjo-laden crowdpleaser

Not one to conform to what’s popular on country radio, the progressive singer loaded her set with traditional country vibes — twangy vocals, acoustic strings and small-town tropes — fused with modern themes about same-sex makeouts, marijuana and misogyny

Leading into “Dime Store Cowgirl,” the 27-year-old recounted a pre-teen moment when someone’s mother said she looked like a “dime store cowgirl” at a Texas talent show. “I was like, ‘I’m 12; what the fuck does that mean?'” Musgraves remembered. Read more…

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Kacey Musgraves steals country’s crown with progressive songs on tour