Remember When Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Brought the House Down with ‘Somethin’ Bad?’

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood made “Somethin’ Bad” sound pretty darn good when they debuted the fiery collaboration at the…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 28, 2020


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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood made “Somethin’ Bad” sound pretty darn good when they debuted the fiery collaboration at the Billboard Music Awards in 2014.

The pair joined forces for a red-hot performance of the rebellious country anthem during the star-studded show. Complete with pyrotechnics, leather and a whole lot of sass, the country queens commanded the stage as the audience rose to their feet to cheer the country powerhouses on.

This performance marked the superstars’ debut of “Somethin’ Bad,” which appeared on Lambert’s 2014 Platinum album. The song went on to reach No.1 at country radio, earning Lambert her fifth chart-topping single and found Underwood celebrating her 13th No.1.

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Before the song was released, Lambert opened up about recording with Underwood and admitted it was a bit “nerve-wracking.”

“Singing with Carrie Underwood is very, very intimidating — I mean, I’ll be honest,” she once told Yahoo. “She is an amazing vocalist. I’m a big fan of hers, and asking her to do this was nerve-racking.”

Despite her initial thoughts, Lambert held her own alongside Underwood and they made magic in the studio. Having a song featuring two powerful female voices was something the Texas native was very proud of.

“It’s been too long since two girls in our genre have come together like that,” she said, “especially on a song that’s kind of in your face.”

Click above to re-live their debut performance of “Somethin’ Bad.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.