Kacey Musgraves Pays Tribute To Roger Miller On “Kansas City Star”

Today, Texas Monthly debuts Kacey Musgraves brilliant take on Roger Miller’s classic “Kansas City Star,” imbued with “winking swagger” that “gives Miller a run for his money.” The track, from the forthcoming Roger Miller Tribute album ‘King Of The Road’ (out Friday, August 31st), can be heard here.

“Kansas City Star” follows offerings from Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, and Brad Paisley, and previews forthcoming contributions from Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, John Goodman, Cake, and nearly 40 other famous fans, friends, and followers of the late icon.

Produced by Dean Miller (son of Roger and contributing artist) and Colby Barnum Wright, ‘King of the Road’ is the essential salute to the eccentric, often-overlooked breadth of Roger Miller, capturing the essence that earned him 11 Grammy wins, a Tony, a role in ‘Robin Hood,’ 31 country hits, and so much more…

“King Of The Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller” Track List:

Disc One
1. Greatest Songwriter (Banter)
2. Chug-a-Lug – Asleep at the Wheel ft. Huey Lewis
3. Dang Me – Brad Paisley
4. Leavin’s Not the Only Way to Go – The Stellas ft. Lennon and Maisy
5. Kansas City Star – Kacey Musgraves
6. World So Full of Love – Rodney Crowell
7. Old Friends (Banter)
8. Old Friends – Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard
9. Lock Stock and Teardrops – Mandy Barnett
10. You Oughta Be Here With Me – Alison Krauss ft. The Cox Family
11. The Crossing – Ronnie Dunn, The Blind Boys of Alabama
12. In the Summertime – The Earls of Leicester ft. Shawn Camp
13. Fiddle (Banter)
14. England Swings – Lyle Lovett
15. You Can’t Rollerskate in a Buffalo Herd – Various Artists
16. Half a Mind – Loretta Lynn
17. Invitation to the Blues – Shooter Jennings, Jessi Colter
18. It Only Hurts Me When I Cry (Live) – Dwight Yoakam

Disc Two
1. Mouth Noises (Banter)
2. Oo De Lally – Eric Church
3. Engine, Engine #9 – Emerson Hart ft. Jon Randall
4. When Two Worlds Collide – Flatt Lonesome
5. Reincarnation – Cake
6. You Can’t Do Me This Way and Get By With It – Dean Miller ft. The McCrary Sisters
7. Chicken S#$! (Banter)
8. Nothing Can Stop Me – Toad the Wet Sprocket
9. Husbands and Wives – Jamey Johnson ft. Emmylou Harris
10. I’ll Pickup My Heart and Go Home  – Lily Meola
11. I Believe in the Sunshine – Daphne and the Mystery Machines
12. Guv’ment – John Goodman
13. Old Songwriters Never Die (Banter)


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