Carrie Underwood Helped Create Video for ‘Somethin’ Bad’ By Writing Her Own Treatment

By Annie Reuter

Carrie Underwood not only lent her vocals on “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert, it turns out she also helped write the music video treatment.

CMT recently spoke with Trey Fanjoy, the director of the video, who said that Underwood’s initial idea was to take the stereotypical male roles in film and switch things up.

“We wanted to have Miranda and Carrie take on those iconic moments, instead of George Clooney and Brad Pitt, like in Ocean’s Eleven,” Fanjoy told CMT. “But then Carrie had all these amazing ideas. She wrote her own treatment, and it was the first time she’d done that. Her initial treatment — with photos — was 11 pages of ideas. And my job as a director was just to interpret and filter those ideas to fit it in the 2:49 minutes we had. Carrie had so much great imagery for me to look at. She threw her whole heart into this.”

Related: Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood Channel Thelma & Louise In ‘Somethin’ Bad’ Video

Fanjoy said that it was Underwood’s idea to have a high-stakes poker game, motorcycles, explosion, helicopter and a mug shot scene in “Somethin’ Bad.” She added that years ago, when filming “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Lambert had expressed her desire to work with Underwood in the future.

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