In her recent FADER cover story, the country singer Kacey Musgraves positioned herself explicitly in opposition to her genre’s mainstream. “The more country that my music gets, the less it fits into the country world today,” she said. “It’s almost like there needs to be two genres, modern country and… country?” Her new album, Pageant Material, hits stores today. Stream it below to find out what she envisions for her genre's future. You can also read the story behind "Dime Store Cowgirl," one of the record's highlights.
Photographer Daniel Shea