‘We Can Survive’
“To me, country music has always been about real life, real things,” she said.
Kacey Musgraves delivered an impressive and well-paced set of easy swinging country tunes with a pop twist. With echoes of southern rock like the Allman Brothers in some of her band’s extended arrangements, the emerging Texan singer-songwriter introduced a flair for reggae with her song “Step Off.”
“I think it’s definitely time for those issues to be accepted in country music — I mean it’s 2013,” she said. “Regardless of your political beliefs, everybody should be able to love who they want to love and live how they want to live.”
Katy Perry is headlining a special “We Can Survive” charity concert at the Hollywood Bowl this October, benefitting the Young Survival Coalition, a group that supports and helps empower young women who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.