Best Song Ownership: Kacey Musgraves
Lots of Bob Dylan's songs were influenced by and could be classified as country tunes, but perhaps none would fit in better with country's current status quo as "Don't Think Twice It's Alright," first released in 1963 on The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan. Kacey Musgraves performed the track midway through the second night, and it felt like such a natural fit she ought to record it right away and release it on a three-track EP or something. Looking cool as a cucumber in a billowy blush dress and with guitar player/harmony partner Misa Arriaga in support, Musgraves perfectly captured the song's sarcastic side, the moment when the relationship you've been building and pining for falls apart, but you're still so in love you can't even get mad yet. The lyrics are right up her alley: "You just kinda wasted my precious time / But don't think twice, it's alright." She even played a little harmonica, added some steel guitar and opted for bongos instead of drums to soften the deceptively sharp blow.