KOA Is Front And Center In Song By Popular Country Artist
By Mike Gast
Kacey Musgraves is Country Music’s latest “IT” girl. This summer, she’s got a plum job as opening act for megastar Kenny Chesney.
That’s why we at Kampgrounds of America were so thrilled and impressed when we discovered one of the major tracks on Musgraves’ album “Same Trailer Different Park,” is entitled “My House.” The song by the talented, 25-year-old, Texas-born songwriter/performer features lyrics all about her affection for camping and KOA.
The first lines of the song give a hint of the fun memories Musgraves has of RVing and camping on family vacations while growing up in tiny Golden, Texas.
“Who needs a house up on a hill
When you can have one on four wheels
And take it anywhere the wind might blow?
You don’t ever have to mow the yard
Just hang a map and throw a dart
And pray to God the engine starts and go”
“Water and electric and a place to drain the septic
Any KOA is A-OK as long as I’m with you
So come on hitch your wagon
To the living room I’m draggin’
If I can’t bring you to my house
I’ll bring my house to you.”
Musgraves said “My House,” was one of the first songs she wrote for her album, and it led to a theme for all of the songs on “Same Trailer Different Park.”
“I kind of found my stride,” she says. “Once I had “My House,” which is kind of a trailer-themed song, and knew that another of my songs, “Merry Go ‘Round” mentions trailers, I was kind of like ‘I think this should kind of have this trailer park vibe.’ And then after that it was pretty easy to run with.”
Musgraves said she can “make a little fun” of the camping/RVing lifestyle, because she’s enjoyed the experience herself. “I’m not just an outsider, where I’m just making fun of someone,” she said. “The traveling culture is interesting to me. I like the fact that it’s a big metal box that people can move around. It’s pretty wild. That’s really an American/Canadian thing. They don’t have that in many other countries.”
For more on Kacey Musgraves, go to www.kaceymusgraves.com
To watch her “My House” music video, go to http://www.kaceymusgraves.com/media/videos/39251/53531