Dime Store Cowgirl

Album: Pageant Material (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • "Maybe for a minute I got too big for my britches," Kacey Musgraves sings here, a plain account of the two years since her breakthrough Same Trailer Different Park album. She told Uncut magazine: "Everybody can get a little big for their britches sometimes. But I'm lucky to be surrounded by zero 'yes' people - they keep me in check."

    "It's easy as a constantly touring and tired artist to not take advantage of people wanting to cater to you all the time. I just have to remind myself that it's not how the real world works and when I'm home, I'm home. Nobody's carrying my bags for me."
  • The song's title originates from a real experience Musgraves had as a young pre-teen performer back in her home state of Texas. "I had this title saved for a while," she said. "It's something that someone said to me a long time ago. I was probably 11 or 12, and this stage mom, this certain stage mom of this girl I used to sing with, well, we would wear these really Western outfits and she would like to wear hers down real low, and I like to cock my hat back, my cowboy hat, kind of retro-like, which I still think is really cute today. And I was like doing my own thing, and this stage mom came over and she was like, right before we went on stage, she was like, 'Don't wear your hat like that! You're gonna look like some dime store cowgirl.' So, there's a song now."

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