Remember When Carrie Underwood And Miranda Lambert Teamed Up For A Bad*ss Performance Of “Somethin’ Bad”

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Carrie and Miranda.

Really, no last name is necessary for either one, given that these two have been the most influential ladies in mainstream country music for the last 15 years.

And, back in 2014 at the CMT Awards, they teamed up for an absolutely badass Thelma and Louise-style rendition of their song “Somethin’ Bad”.

It was written by Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea, and was even the second single for Miranda’s highly underrated Platinum album that year.

The rock and roll leaning song peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and it was the first number one by teamed-up solo women in more than two decades for that chart. Later that year, it got nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

At the time, they were sort of alone in terms of other women in mainstream country music. This was all happening at the height of bro-country, and they really couldn’t have picked a better song to just come out swinging with.

Funny enough, the track was originally supposed to be a duet between a guy and a girl, but they had other plans for how it was going to go. Being the creative ladies they are, they figured it out and eventually found themselves with a number one hit.

Of the whole process, Miranda told

“I wanted to collaborate with Carrie because we need to. There’s not that many females in country that do collaborate, and we’ve known each other for a really long time.

But I needed it to be the right song, and I thought that one could be really cool.”

Miranda added that she felt like it was time they took a stance and filled-in what was a huge gap in country radio when they put this song out:

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

I couldn’t agree more.

Featuring lots of hair, sequins, and fringe take trip down memory lane today with their epic performance:

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A beer bottle on a dock