Two of country music’s ambassadors are coming together for a must-see musical event. That’s right: Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are finally teaming up for their first-ever song collaboration. At this year’s May 18th Billboard Music Awards, these powerhouses will be debuting their forthcoming “Something Bad” duet live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage.
Lifted from Lambert’s upcoming Platinum disc (out June 3rd), the song is expected to be an “in your face” kind of thing, as Lambert has teased on more than on occasion. “I’m a huge Carrie Underwood fan,” Lambert tells Billboard in a statement on Wednesday (May 7). “‘Somethin’ Bad’ is a meshing of our styles and there aren’t many female collaborations in our format so I’m really excited to be debuting it on the Billboard Awards.”
Previously, Lambert has teased her high hopes for the accompanying video–seriously, why would they do a music video if it’s not a single at some point? Exactly. “Two girls, from Texas and Oklahoma, that are living their dream right now,” she told the Associated Press in March. “We’re really rocking in country music. If you’re sitting on the front row, you might want to scoot back.”
On the song itself, she explained that “it’s a force, you know what I mean? It just feels exciting. I’m ready to rock. Singing with Carrie really pushes me. It’s been too long since two girls in our genre have come together like that.” Of course, Lambert admitted to being pretty scared by Underwood’s vocal range, “Singing with [her] is very, very intimidating.”
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