The southern adage "Don't get above your raisin'," memorialized as a song title by Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs in 1951, has long been a guideline for ­country artists. It even dictates their choices in pronouns: always the humble "we," never the ­immodest "I." And like many things in life, it's more strictly enforced on female artists. But Kacey Musgraves' 2013 major-label debut, Same Trailer Different Park, was gloriously provocative.

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