For other uses, see, "Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes Show Grammy Growth On Country Charts", "Kacey Musgraves, 'Merry Go Round' – Song Review", "50 Best Songs of 2012: Kacey Musgraves, 'Merry Go Round, "Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2012 : Best Music Of 2012", "CMT : Videos : Kacey Musgraves : Merry Go 'Round", "Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles – Feb 12, 2014: Cole Swindell Dominates; Scotty McCreery Hits Gold", "Kacey Musgraves Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)", "Kacey Musgraves Chart History (Canada Country)", "Kacey Musgraves Chart History (Hot 100)", "Kacey Musgraves Chart History (Hot Country Songs)", "Kacey Musgraves Chart History (Country Airplay)", "Billboard Country Update for December 16, 2013", "American single certifications – Kacey Musgraves – Merry Go %27Round", Recording Industry Association of America,, Song recordings produced by Shane McAnally, Singlechart usages for Billboardcanadacountry, Singlechart usages for Billboardcountrysongs, Singlechart usages for Billboardcountryairplay, Certification Table Entry usages for United States, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 10 November 2020, at 15:14. "Merry Go 'Round" is a debut song recorded by American country music artist Kacey Musgraves. [2] It also uses samples of the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary as a continued play-on-words. "Merry Go 'Round" won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song at the 56th Grammy Awards.[1]. [7], The music video was directed by Perry Bean and premiered in September 2012. 14 on the Hot Country Songs chart. [8], "Merry Go 'Round" peaked at No. [1] The song reached the top 10 of the Billboard Country Airplay chart. Giving it 4.5 stars out of 5, Billy Dukes of Taste of Country compared the song's style and Musgraves' voice favorably to Miranda Lambert. It was released in September 2012 as the lead single from Musgraves' debut album Same Trailer Different Park. For other uses, see Merry-go-round (disambiguation). " Musgraves co-wrote and co-produced the song with Shane McAnally, with additional writing from Josh Osborne and production assistance from Luke Laird. [2] It received a "thumbs up" from Juli Thanki of Engine 145, who said that she "writes with a maturity beyond her 24 years, delivering an unflinching look into small-town life that’s more nuanced than the highly romanticized rural anthems offered up by many of her male counterparts. It was released in September 2012 as the lead single from Musgraves' debut album Same Trailer Different Park. Merry Go 'Round " is a debut song recorded by American Country Music artist Kacey Musgraves. It is in the key of F-sharp major, in a 2/2 time signature with an approximate tempo of 88 beats per minute. The latter part of the song retells another traditional nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill, in a modernized fashion. The song is a cynical observation on life in the American heartland. [5] It also made "NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs of 2012" list. The song has sold 825,000 copies in the US as of February 2014. [9], "Merry Go 'Round" redirects here. [6] It was number 1 on Billboard's "10 Best Country Singles of 2013" list. [3] The song's main accompaniment is guitar and banjo. "[4], Rolling Stone named it the 49th best single of 2012.