Carrie Underwood fans will be pleased to know the blonde beauty is preparing to head back in to the studio. She says she's been spending a lot of time writing, and this new music will be a "progression" for her.

"I've been writing a lot. It feels really good," she tells the Hollywood Reporter. This new music may be a little different than what fans are used to from Underwood, but she simply calls it "a new version" of the same Carrie Underwood fans already know and love.

"It's just a progression, a different sound without losing myself in it," the songstress -- who will voice the 'Sunday Night Football' intro on NBC for a second year -- assures. "I'm not taking some crazy musical departure from what I've done, but it definitely feels different. It will feel different, look different, sound different."

And now that Underwood has got a huge hit with fellow country sensation Miranda Lambert, she certainly wouldn't rule out another collaboration with her in the future. They may not have any plans as of now, but that could change.

"'Something Bad' was just the right song, the right time," Underwood explains. "All the stars lined up, and we got to do it. I guarantee that won't be the last time we sing together, but it just hasn't happened for this next album."

Somehow, we think country fans will really appreciate that guarantee!