Way back in 2012, a very young Kacey Musgraves sang the hell outta her song “Get Outta My Yard,” which was written with her frequent collaborators Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.
Eventually, it was cut by Gretchen Wilson for her 2013 fifth studio album Right on Time and definitely fits her style, but I love Kacey’s version and the brazen sass she delivers it with, which is one of her specialties, in my very humble opinion.
The lyrics are so funny, and unfortunately something a lot of people can probably relate to, and I still can’t figure out why Kacey hasn’t cut this one for herself in the studio:
“You’re waking up my neighbors crying, screaming out my name I guess somebody must’ve let the dog off of his chain You’re telling me you love me through a wild turkey slur No sir, no sir
Get outta my yard Get outta my life Go back to the bar Go back to your wife”
I mean, a perfect, good old fashioned country cheatin’ song if I’ve ever heard one.
Kacey has been seemingly dipping her toes back into the country and country-adjacent world with collaborations with Noah Kahan and Zach Bryan last year, and I’m hoping that means she might have a new album in the works sometime in 2024.
She most recently put out her “divorce album” Star-Crossed in 2021, though it was decidedly more pop-leaning and had few true country songs on it (which also caused a stir with the Grammy Awards).
But with the aforementioned two songs being much more in line with her previous albums like Golden Hour and Pageant Material, I’m hopeful that Kacey might be leaning back into that more country sound, which I absolutely love.
And if she does, I think her 2024 rendition of this song could absolutely kick some serious ass… it’s so damn good.