Country Throwback: Carrie Underwood Performs ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ at 2012 AMAs

by Madison Miller

Carrie Underwood has been fiercely sweeping through the country industry ever since she won “American Idol.”

She has recorded six studio albums and has over 170 awards. This includes seven Grammy Awards as well as the second country artist in history to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Underwood’s fierce and fiery songs became an anthem for female audiences, country or not.

Underwood Performs ‘Two Black Cadillacs’

Her song, “Two Black Cadillacs” is one of her anthems that talks about cheating or a man that did a woman wrong. It joins the ranks of songs like “Before He Cheats.”

At the 2012 American Music Awards, Carrie Underwood performed the song live.

The country song is meant to tell an elaborate story, which is common in country music. It is about two women who find out the man they are with is cheating on them.

They then take matters into their own hands by meeting up and killing him. The two then attend his funeral and pretend nothing ever happened.

“Two black Cadillacs, two black Cadillacs / Two months ago his wife called the number on his phone / Turns out he’d been lying to both of them for oh so long / They decided then he’d never get away with doing this to them / Two black Cadillacs waiting for the right time, right time.”

The song has a uniquely dark message. At the same time it was the perfect vehicle to showcase Underwood’s vocal strength.

The music video for the song, released in 2013, is exactly what the song so beautifully captures. Underwood is seen in dark makeup and black clothes meeting up in her black Cadillac to kill her “husband.”

At the same time, clips from his funeral show her mourning him in a black veil.

Carrie Underwood as a Female Voice

So, what made Underwood want to release so many fierce anthems about men who’ve done wrong?

“With songs like ‘Before He Cheats’ and ‘Cowboy Casanova’, I sing about two-timing men and love gone wrong, as it’s a fun way to get aggression out in songs.  I love a good attitude song. I’ve had my share of love gone wrong and guys not treating me the way any woman should be treated, so I definitely sing from experience,” Underwood wrote in a column for Sydney Morning Herald in 2011, according to Taste of Country.

Don’t mess with Carrie Underwood or she might pull up in her black Cadillac.