EXCLUSIVE: Carrie Underwood Is 'Excited' for Miranda Lambert's New Music: 'She Seems to Inject So Much of Her
By Sophie Schillaci
Carrie Underwood is a friend and a fan of Miranda Lambert!
The "Dirty Laundry" singer admits that it can be hard to keep up on current music while she's on the road touring, but there's at least one new album that she can't wait to get her hands on this month: The Weight of These Wings.
"I'm excited," Underwood, who previously teamed up with Lambert for 2014's "Something Bad," told ET on Friday. "Miranda's just so good at everything she does. She's such a great songwriter and I'm very interested to hear her album because she seems to inject so much of her life into her albums."
Wings promises to be an extra personal offering from the "Vice" singer, marking her first release since divorcing from Blake Shelton in 2015 and going public with her new boyfriend, Anderson East, earlier this year. The album is due out on Nov. 18.
It's been a full year since Underwood released her latest album, Storyteller, and she continues to tour the globe in support of the project. As for next steps, the "Dirty Laundry" singer says she's taking things "one task at a time."
"Right now it's all about wrapping up the tour and getting to go to Australia and New Zealand, then coming back and going through the holidays," she said. "Then I'll re-evaluate and think things out."
The 33-year-old superstar says she's "always open" and "always listening" for potential new collaborations, but "it has to be the right time and the right project and the right person all colliding to make something work."
Unsurprisingly, Underwood has continued to make it work in the studio with her longtime pal, Brad Paisley -- even when fans might not have noticed!
"Brad and I feel like we always find ways to work together in one capacity or another," she said. "If he has a song that needs background vocals or something, he lives close to me and I'll be like, 'Yeah, I'll come by and throw some stuff in there.' So I'm on just about every one of his albums in some way, even if you don't realize it. You might look at the credits and go, 'Oh! Carrie sang on that!' But yeah, he's a good friend and great musician, so we always figure out ways to do stuff together."
On Friday, Underwood hit the stage to perform for more than 700 military families on the new Carnival Vista cruise ship, which will make its maiden voyage in the USA this week. The celebration was part of Carnival Cruise Line's commitment to working with service men and women through Operation Homefront.
"It's important I think for all of us at some point to be able to sit back and say thank you to our military families," Underwood said.
"Our military families have members that spend a lot of time away from their families," she continued. "Family time is important and the families are back home trying to keep everything going, keeping it all together when their loved ones are away. So for them to be able to spend some time aboard a Carnival Cruise line ship and get to have that time together, is just really important. I'm glad to be here, glad to be a part of it, glad to say thank you."
Last month, while being honored as one of CMT's Artists of the Year, Underwood opened up about how she and husband Mike Fisher are planning to expand their own family. See the interview below!