Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, two of the most dynamic women in country music, have been announced as performers at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, being held Sunday, May 18 in Las Vegas
The two singers will make the television debut of their new duet, “Somethin’ Bad,” which appears on Lambert’s upcoming album “Platinum” (due June 3). “I’m a huge Carrie Underwood fan,” Lambert says. “‘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.”
They join previously announced performers including Miley Cyrus, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull, 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, Luke Bryan, John Legend and OneRepublic. Presenters for the event include Jordin Sparks, Kelly Rowland, Pete Wentz and Wiz Khalifa, among others.
To call Lambert and Underwood the leading ladies of today’s country music would be an understatement. Between the two of them, they’ve have scored 16 No. 1 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, and 8 leaders on Top Country Albums (9 No. 1s if you count Lambert’s Pistol Annies band). Underwood has sold more than 15 million album worldwide, and Lambert has seen each of her first four albums debut atop the charts.
Underwood is also a finalist for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, given to an artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. Fans can vote for their favorite artist online atBillboard.com/milestone.
The BBMAs, which are produced by dick clark productions, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. Yahoo will be streaming this year’s red carpet show. For additional information on the 2014 Billboard Music Awards visit us at billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at billboard.com/bbma.
Here is the last post for the day. Carrie performing at the 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Show. Enjoy the photos!
– Appearances From 2014 > April 10: 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction – Show
– Appearances From 2014 > April 10: 29th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction – Press Room
Continuing with the updates for the day I have added HQ photos from Carrie performing at the ACM Presents An All-Star Salute To The Troops Show. Check them out in the gallery now. I would also like to thank Courtney for these photos.
– Appearances From 2014 > April 07: ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops – Show
– Appearances From 2014 > April 07: ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops – Backstage
I apologize for the lateness of this post. I had uploaded the photos weeks ago, but wasn’t able to update the site. I would like to thank Courtney who donated over 100 HQ photos. Check them out if you haven’t already.
– Award Shows > Award Shows From 2014 > April 06: 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – Arrivals
– Award Shows > Award Shows From 2014 > April 06: 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – Show
– Award Shows > Award Shows From 2014 > April 06: 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – Backstage
Carrie Underwood performed at the first ever iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin, TX (March 29). She performed hits Jesus, Take The Wheel, Before He Cheats, Blown Away, and more! I’ve added over 70+ high quality photos to the gallery, so check them out!
– Appearances From 2014 > March 29: iHeartRadio Country Festival In Austin – Offstage
– Appearances From 2014 > March 29: iHeartRadio Country Festival In Austin – Onstage
I’ve added four photoshoots missing from our gallery today. Play On Tour photoshoot was donated by Becky @ Kacey Musgraves Online. Enjoy and more updates later today from Carrie’s latest appearances.
• Photoshoots: Photoshoots From 2005: Set 005: Billboard Music Awards
• Photoshoots: Photoshoots From 2008: Set 011: CMA Awards Portraits
• Photoshoots: Photoshoots From 2012: Set 008: CMA Awards Promotionals
• Photoshoots: Photoshoots From 2010: Set 010: Play On Tour
Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap are among the country artists recognized with special off-camera ACM Awards for their remarkable achievements. The awards will be presented at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Sept. 9.
Underwood has been chosen for the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award. In 2013, she gained widespread exposure through NFL Sunday Night Football and the live NBC broadcast of The Sound of Music. Her Blown Away tour traveled to London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed by extensive dates across the U.S. and Canada. Upon completing the tour, she donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. She continues to support her hometown of Checotah, Okla., through her C.A.T.S. Foundation.
Keith and Milsap will receive the Career Achievement Award for their accomplishments in country music and beyond. Steve Buchanan, the president of the Opry Entertainment Group, has also been selected for the honor.
In addition, Rascal Flatts are being honored with the Jim Reeves International Award. Last year, the group performed a total of seven shows across Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
In addition, the late music publisher Bob Beckham has been named the recipient of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Paul Moore of the William Morris team in Nashville will receive the Mae Boren Axton Award for dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.
Kris Kristofferson, Dean Dillon and the late Jack Clement and Buck Owens have been selected to receive the Poet’s Award which honors songwriters. As previously announced, Merle Haggard is being honored with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award to signify his 50th year in country music.
Miranda Lambert has annouced her new album Platinum will be released on June 03, 2014 and she is pairing up with Carrie Underwood on a song titled Something Bad! Seriously, this can only be good! Check out the excerpt from ABCNews.Com and head to the site to read more about Miranda’s upcoming album.
The first single, “Automatic,” suggests returning to a slower time and way of thinking. She contemplates her self-image in “Bathroom Mirror,” takes on tabloid scrutiny in “Priscilla” and teams up with several guests on songs that underscore her range and willingness to experiment.
The collaboration with Carrie Underwood on “Something Bad” brings together two of country’s most popular stars.
“We’re really rocking in country music and we’re coming together as a force,” Lambert said. “To me, like, if you’re sitting on the front row, you might want to scoot back. It’s a force. It just feels exciting to me. I’m ready to rock.”
Categories: Appearances & Events , Carrie Underwood , Photos
Carrie attended the 2014 Country Radio Seminar on February 19 and was held at The Grand Ole Opry. I’ve added over 50 HQ from the event to the gallery! Enjoy!
The singer, who shares a passion for animals and fitness, chatted with PEOPLE this week about “one last thing” …
Last time I splurged
I’m not a car person at all, but my husband [Mike Fisher] is, so we got one of the new Corvettes. It’s fun and black. We didn’t get a convertible because Mike likes to take it to the [race] track.
Last time I did a happy dance
Yesterday. I recently bought myself and all of my friends a Fitbit [fitness tracker]. When you reach your goal, it buzzes. I set my goals pretty high, so I deserved that happy dance.
Last good deed I did
I went to visit my parents a few weeks ago and spent two days cleaning out some pretty messy pens at an animal shelter, Happy Paws. It was long and grueling, but the people that run the shelter are wonderful.
Last time I blushed
I was dancing and acting silly in the box at one of my husband’s [Nashville Predators] hockey games. I didn’t realize I was being filmed until I saw the clips a day later.