Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood had a goal of teaming up together on a song and the two made that happen when Lambert went to work on her upcoming album “Platinum.” The Tennessean reported on May 31, 2014 that Lambert and Underwood have been planning on working together for a long time and the song "Something Bad” was exactly what the pair needed to make the timing work so they could finally get into the recording studio together and make it happen.
Underwood and Lambert have created a record breaking start on the charts with their duet for "Something Bad.” The song stormed Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart by making its debut in the number five spot. The number five position on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart earns Underwood and Lambert a new title for the highest debut for a single since Cassadee Pope’s cover of Keith Urban's "Stupid Boy" made its debut in the number three spot on Dec. 29, 2012.
Underwood discussed the two pairing up on "Something Bad" saying "We've always talked about how we should sing together" adding "For whatever reason, we all dive into our albums or wait for the right song.” Underwood added "It just seemed like such a fun thing" saying "Why not? The two of us on stage together, it just sounds like fun."
The ladies are showing how much fun they are having with each other and their new hit. Lambert surprised Underwood with a thank you gift by giving her a motorcycle. Underwood thanked Lambert and shared a picture of her new ride with her fans on Twitter saying “Well, it's not every day @mirandalambert buys you a motorcycle! Next stop, motorcycle driving lessons!!! #RansTheBest.”
Lambert and Underwood will reunite on stage once again following their live debut of "Something Bad" that took place at the “Billboard Music Awards.” The pair will perform "Something Bad" together from Lambert’s new album titled “Platinum” that is set to be released on June 3, 2014. Lambert and Underwood will also be facing off for the win in two categories including “Video of the Year" and “Female Video of the Year” during the 2014 “CMT Music Awards.”
Lambert has a chance at the win in the CMT “Video of the Year” category for her solo hit “Automatic” and for her duet with Keith Urban on “We Were Us.” Lambert also received a nomination as a member of Pistol Annies for Blake Shelton's "Boys 'Round Here." Underwood is in the running for “See You Again.” Voting is open now and the “Video of the Year” finalists will be announced on June 4, 2014.
Underwood and Lambert will also face off in the “Female Video of the Year” category at the 2014 “CMT Music Awards.” Underwood is in the running with “See You Again” while Lambert earned her nomination for “Automatic.” They will be competing against Cassadee Pope with “Wasting All These Tears,” Kacey Musgraves for “Follow Your Arrow” and Sheryl Crow with “Easy” to walk away with the CMT “Female Video of the Year” trophy.
Lambert is the leading nominee for the 2014 “CMT Music Awards” for earning six nominations with Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan following with five nominations each. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban head into the night with four nominations and Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes heard their names called as nominees in three categories. The “2014 CMT Music Awards” happen on June 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. EST live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on CMT.