So in an article on Billboard, we get some insight on how the whole Katy/Kacey friendship developed and how Kacey even wrote a song for Katy.
Musgraves and Perry have been friends since Perry tweeted love for "Merry Go 'Round," the platinum first single from Musgraves' gold 2013 album Same Trailer Different Park. "I've been a fan of hers since she came out and just really dug her, and the fact that you can tell she is who she is, which is something I really admire," Musgraves says. After the tweet the two got in touch with each other and have even written a song together, as well as taping an episode of CMT's "Crossroads" earlier this year. "I brought some ideas, and we actually ended up writing a pretty cool song," Musgraves says. "It's loosely based on Dorothy's version of The Wizard of Oz, her being in love with the Tin Man, but he didn't have a heart. And hopefully maybe something will happen with it down the road. Either way, it's cool to step out of my zone and write for somebody else."
And if you're worried that all the recent success and mini cross over writing sesh will waiver her from her country roots…no worries, she says:
Of course, Musgraves is primarily writing for herself and is beginning to eyeball a follow-up to Same Trailer Different Park, although she's hoping a fifth single will follow the current "Keep It To Yourself" and keep the album alive for a little while longer.
"There's a batch of songs I'm really digging right now, but nothing is taking specific shape," she reports. "I try to write whenever I can, but it's kind of hard to do that on the road. So I'm going to sit in Nashville, probably, or maybe take a trip somewhere with a bunch of writers I like in the fall, September or October, and see what we get. If something's taking shape, I'll go in and try to capture something again."
Whew…I can sleep at night knowing that. Although I will be VERY excited to hear the song she wrote for Katy…