When the first ever episode of the cross-genre show CMT Crossroads aired in January 2002 pairing Lucinda Williams with Elvis Costello, we thought they were on to something that was groundbreaking, and could become legendary. But as time went on of course, the idea became bastardized.
“The Trailer Song” is nothing special. But it shows off Kacey’s infectious and endearing wit, and her keen sense of perspective. And it’s catchy, and kitschy, and so very Kacey, and deliciously Country with a capital ‘C’ in both approach and sound. Is “The Trailer Song” a hit? No. But neither was “Merry Go ‘Round”, and it still became one because it was just weird enough to work.