“We always look for ways to make it new, so if you were to go [search for] ‘Good Girl,’ you can see a whole bunch of different kinds of performances in different ways,” she tells CMT.
“We get a little tricky here. There’s a lot of lighting stuff. I can’t move around a whole lot when I sing it because it takes so much out of me, but we found a way to bypass that and make it look different and make it sound a little bit different and give people something new to enjoy.
“As in all awards show performances, stuff can go wrong. I’m really hoping it doesn’t. I could bust my rear up there on the stage! It could happen. There’s always that chance — but there’s a little more of a chance probably this time. But you know what? If it happens, you just keep on going!”
Underwood is ready to connect with eager fans at the CMT Music Awards, especially with “Good Girl” currently at No. 1 at country radio.
“The CMT Awards are all about the fans,” she says. “It’s about the music and the videos and the fans — and those are basically pretty much the three things that make up country music. It’s really fun to have them determine what’s going to happen throughout the course of the evening.”
Underwood is nominated in the video of the year category for “Good Girl” as well as “Remind Me,” her collaboration with Brad Paisley. “Good Girl” also landed in the female video category, followed by “Remind Me” in the collaborative video category. In addition, “Just a Dream/Dream On” is up for CMT Performance of the Year thanks to a dynamic duet from CMT Crossroads: Steven Tyler & Carrie Underwood From the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam .
“It’s good to be nominated five times,” she says. “I’m pretty shocked and humbled and obviously very excited. I’m just looking forward to celebrating. Just to be able to get up and hopefully thank them [the fans] personally and give a speech. … It’s a fun show, it’s a fun night and it’s all about the fans.”