The queens of country music, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, debuted their new duet, "Somethin' Bad," on Sunday's Billboard Music Awards. The single is featured on Lambert's upcoming album Platinum, which hits the shelves on June 3. It doesn't need to be said that the partnership of Carrie and Miranda is a match made in heaven. Aside from the obvious Sex and the City reference (of course Carrie and Miranda belong together!), the two really do admire one another. Lambert said of Underwood in a recent interview,
I'm a huge Carrie Underwood fan... "Somethin' Bad" is a meshing of our styles and there aren't many female collaborations in our format so I'm really excited to be debuting it on the Billboard Awards.
If being a Nashville fan has taught me anything, it's that only greatness (and a lot of sequins) can come of two golden country mega-stars joining forces. And oh, how true it was! Underwood and Lambert's performance was equal parts country soul, female power, and show-stopping spectacle. In a total Sandy from Grease transformation, the sweet singers donned motorcycle leather, black eyeliner, and hair so big Dolly Parton would quake in her cowgirl boots. In short, they tore. It. Up.
The Lambert and Underwood duet was just the thing the Billboard Music Awards needed to help balance the gender scale. Other than Lorde's enigmatic performance of "Tennis Court," most of the night's performances were all booty shorts and bubblegum when it came to women on the stage.
"Somethin' Bad" has just the right amount of grit and pop to make for a huge crossover hit. Ladies, I smell an album and a tour. And, of course, some nameplate necklaces.