Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood have 'Something Bad' in the works


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Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood have 'Something Bad' in the works

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Mar 11, 2014

Miranda Lambert's "Platinum" album is getting a double-dose of star power. The singer-songwriter has revealed that she and fellow country superstar Carrie Underwood have recorded a duet for the new disc. Titled "Something Bad," it's an "in-your-face" track that spotlights two of country's hugely successful female artists, a combination the genre certainly doesn't see very often. And although Miranda admits to feeling intimidated by the powerhouse singer, she's ecstatic with the end result.

"We're really rocking in country music and we're coming together as a force," Miranda tells the Associated Press. "To me, like, if you're sitting on the front row, you might want to scoot back. It's a force. It just feels exciting to me. I'm ready to rock."

Having hinted that this latest project is more about exploring who she is as a 30-year-old woman and wife (to Blake Shelton), Miranda nonetheless would like to see some of that rebellious persona for which she's become well-known, rubbing off on Carrie, especially if a video for the new song is in their future.

"I’m hoping she'll come to the dark side and blow something up or set something on fire in the video or whatever," she says with a laugh. (Watch a video of Miranda talking about Carrie and their song above.)

Other titles on the 16-track collection include "Bathroom Mirror" and "Priscilla," tunes that address, respectively, the singer's self-image and tabloid headlines.

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Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts

Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.