The superstar pairing stunned with their explosive performance of the sassy country anthem during the star-studded awards show. Their fiery performance was full of pyrotechnics, fireworks, sparkles and fringe. The two powerhouse vocalists demanded fans attention with their scorching duet.
“Somethin’ Bad” is the second single from Lambert’s 2014 album, Platinum. The track went on to reach No. 1 at country radio, earning Lambert her fifth chart-topping single and Underwood her thirteenth No. 1 hit. The song also marked the first No. 1 by teamed-up solo women in more than two decades on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Lambert and Underwood won Collaborative Video of the Year at the 2015 CMT Music Award for the track, the song also went on to earn nominations at the GRAMMYs, ACM Awards, CMA Awards and more.
Prior to releasing the track, Lambert shared that it was “nerve-racking” to record with fellow superstar Underwood.
“Singing with Carrie Underwood is very, very intimidating — I mean, I’ll be honest,” Lambert previously admitted to Yahoo. “She is an amazing vocalist. I’m a big fan of hers, and asking her to do this was nerve-racking.”
“It’s been too long since two girls in our genre have come together like that,” the Texas native added., “especially on a song that’s kind of in your face.”
Co-hosted by Kelsea Ballerini and Anthony Mackie, the 2022 CMT Music Awards return on Monday, April 11, at 8/7c on CBS Television Network.
Taking the 2022 CMT Music Awards stage is a star-studded list of performers, including The Judds, Ballerini, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris + Ryan Hurd, Carly Pearce, Cole Swindell + Lainey Wilson and Keith Urban, plus rising stars Priscilla Block, BRELAND, Jessie James Decker, Parker McCollum, Elvie Shane and Caitlyn Smith who will appear on the Ram Trucks Side Stage.