Kacey Musgraves, "High Horse"
It goes without saying that Kacey Musgraves' forthcoming album Golden Hour is one of the year's most anticipated releases, but on "High Horse" she reminds us all why, just in case. A sparkling slice of country disco, "High Horse" owes as much to the Bee Gees as it does the rodeo. With a four-on-the-floor beat, percussive acoustic guitar, and throbbing bass, the track is dance-club ready and may challenge some fans' notions of what sounds can work in a country setting. That is, of course, assuming they can stop singing along long enough to spit out an argument. B.M.