Miranda Loved Working With Carrie

Published On April 16, 2015 | By Cheryl Johnstone | Country Music News

Among Miranda Lambert’s eight ACM Awards nominations is Vocal Event and Video of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad,” her duet with Carrie Underwood. Miranda says the idea to work with Carrie came long before the song. In fact, she was considering doing a slow country song, but changed her mind due to some helpful advice from hubby Blake Shelton.

“Carrie and I both have rock edge to our . . . I mean, there’s a lot of rock & roll on both of our records at certain times — we’re country as hell sometimes, and then there’s . . . I mean, you’ve seen her sing with Steven Tyler — hello. So I thought why not . . . well, I had this idea a long time ago, and I told Blake — I was like, ‘I wanna write this country song, and me and her do it acoustic, about who’s gonna fill our shoes type deal, you know, at the Grand Ole Opry, with me and Carrie Underwood — and we’re gonna be country females,’ and all this. He was like, ‘Well, that’d be cool,’ and then like two hours later, he was like, ‘I just want to say one thing: you have Carrie Underwood. If she’s gonna sing with you, you need to take advantage of it. I mean, that’s Carrie Underwood, so you might just think about a rocker.’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah, probably right.’ (laughs) So then I found that song, and I thought, ‘Well, this might be the one,’ you know, ’cause it rang in my head whenever I heard that song, thinkin’, ‘Maybe I shouldn’t try to do some sappy ballad. Maybe I should . . . we should just rock — and here we are rockin’.”

Miranda is set to perform on the ACM Awards, airing live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19th on CBS.

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