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Tuesday (March 19) was a big day for Kacey Musgraves . Her debut album Same Trailer Different Park just came out and is getting rave reviews. But Feb. 26? That’s a day I’m guessing Musgraves will never forget. That was the glorious date when pop star Katy Perry randomly tweeted her Musgraves love. “GUYS. One of my favorite new songwriters @kaseymusgraves is putting out a full record full of GEMS! Preorder it here,” Perry wrote, even adding the link to help facilitate the shopping process. “I almost killed myself standing in the street, rereading the tweet over and over again, whenever she tweeted about me because I’m just a really big fan,” Musgraves told CMT Radio. “I mean, songwriter-wise, she is awesome, so it really meant a lot to me that she dug it.” One of the things I like about both these singers is their open-mindedness about girls kissing girls. Both have really great songs — Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow” — that make it OK to love who you love.