UPDATED Thursday: The official “Somethin’ Bad” video is out of exclusive premiere jail, so here it is:
Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, and Carrie Underwood, who hails from Checotah, have released the rowdy official video for their duet “Somethin’ Bad,” directed by Trey Fanjoy. The video debuted this morning exclusively at CMT.com.
Miranda plays Belle Boyd and Carrie plays Priscilla Parker, a couple of jewel-thieving, poker-playing, motorcycle-riding troublemakers.
The Oklahoma country music superstars have performed the duet on the CMT Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. After the latter, the pair notched the highest debut in nearly a year-and-a-half on Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart with “Somethin’ Bad” beginning at No. 5. It entered Country Digital Songs at No. 1 – becoming Lambert’s first leader on the list (and Underwood’s third) – with 107,000 downloads sold following the pair’s performance of it on the May 18 awards show, according to Billboard.com. “Bad” made the best start on Hot Country Songs since Cassadee Pope, the third-season winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” soared in at No. 3 with her cover of Keith Urban’s “Stupid Boy” on the Dec. 29, 2012, chart.
In addition, Carrie joined Miranda during her CMA Music Festival concert earlier this month in Nashville, Tenn.
Here’s some of the live and behind-the-scenes looks at the video, until it is released from its exclusive debut status at CMT.com: