After Carrie Underwood collected all three of her CMT Music Awards buckles — for video of the year and female video of the year for “Something in the Water” and collaborative video of the year for “Somethin’ Bad” — she headed backstage to talk about her latest achievements.
First, I wanted to know what her favorite part was about shooting the “Somethin’ Bad” video with Miranda Lambert. And it sounds like it was Miranda Lambert.
“Miranda is amazing, and we just had so much fun together,” Underwood told me. “Being with a friend of mine and having that serious girl power happening was the best part. And the director Trey (Fanjoy) made us look good. It was nice to have a woman who knows how to make women look good.”
But what she also loved about that video was being able to be creative in a new way.
“I got to really get in there and write the treatment for it. We were trying to figure out what the heck we were gonna do with that song. We didn’t want to be up on the bars dancing like Coyote Ugly-style,” she laughed. “We wanted to have some story lines happening. So being able to be creative in that way was so great.”
As for her other big winner — “Something in the Water” — Underwood said her favorite part was the beauty of it all. The only thing she didn’t love? The water.
“The water was so freezing all day long. And they were like, ‘We want you to lay down in the water,’” she recalled. “And I was like, ‘Are you kidding me? It’s freezing. And I’m pregnant.’ But it really turned out so pretty. It was just beautiful being there.”