Follow Your Arrow
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|"Follow Your Arrow"|
|Single by Kacey Musgraves|
|from the album Same Trailer Different Park|
|Released||October 21, 2013|
|Kacey Musgraves singles chronology|
"Follow Your Arrow" is a song recorded by country music singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. The song is featured on her major label debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. It was released on October 21, 2013 as the album's third single. It was co-written by Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves.
Suggesting that any given choice will elicit criticism from others, the narrator states that one's best course is to remain true to oneself ("follow your arrow").
The music video was directed by Honey and Kacey Musgraves and premiered in December 2013.
Billboard listed "Follow Your Arrow" at number 2 on their list of 20 Best Songs of 2013, saying that "you didn't have to be a hardcore country fan to boogie along to Kacey Musgraves' exuberant call to make lots of noise and kiss lots of boys -- or lots of girls, if that's something you're into."
"Follow Your Arrow" debuted at number 56 on the U.S. Billboard Country Airplay chart for the week of November 2, 2013. It also debuted at number 28 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of November 23, 2013. It also debuted at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week of February 15, 2014. Also for the week of February 15, 2014, the song jumped from #26 to #10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, giving Musgraves her first top ten single as a recording artist on that chart. As of February 2014, the song has been digitally downloaded 362,000 times.
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||50|
|Canada Country (Billboard)||42|
|US Billboard Hot 100||60|
|US Country Airplay (Billboard)||43|
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||10|
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