Pageant Material is a stunning, retro Country Western album with updated pop flourishes that sounds fresh to modern ears but easily can stand up and play ball with all the country greats that inspired it. It’s a seamless listen from start to finish that wound up delivering on all the promises Kacey Musgraves’ smashing debut on the scene inferred, and then some. But it’s also more than that: It’s a road map back home to yourself. It’s a book of bona fide damn good advice. It’s a glamorous little room you can enter to relax, let your hair down, light a J and get back in touch with who you are — should life find you too wound up in all the pageantry.