Timing is everything in the entertainment industry; something country singer Carrie Underwood knows all too well.
Since her quick rise to success as the 2005 winner of American Idol, she has won seven Grammy Awards, released five studio albums and has been called the ‘reigning queen of country’ by Oprah Winfrey.
Balancing a successful career with marriage to husband Mike Fisher (NHL hockey player for the Nashville Predators) and being a mother to two-year-old Isaiah, she has brought together the best of both worlds together by having her son with her on the tour.
‘The tour has been absolutely amazing,’ Carrie said to ET online. ‘Isaiah’s been there the whole way so [my professional life and personal life are] all colliding. Every day he does something new, so every day is wonderful with him.’
Bringing her new tunes to Australia this week on Keith Urban’s ripCORD World Tour, there’s no doubt distance will weigh heavy on the 33-year-old. But since her marriage to Mike in 2010, the couple have learnt to take everything in their stride. Devout Christians, they trust God with their careers, and with their plans to build a family.
‘It’s all on God’s timing and we just kind of realise we’re not in control and just take things as they come,’ she explained to ET online.
Accolades and success have always been secondary for this power couple, and their faith in God motivates them to live a life of purpose. Speaking with Oprah Winfrey in 2012, Mike said, ‘We both grew up in Christian families…[faith] is a big part of our marriage.’
Saying that she wanted to do more with her life than release albums and make music, Carrie told Oprah in the same interview that love defines her life.
‘If you love somebody, if you love people, if you love your surroundings, all that other stuff will happen naturally. If you love someone you’re going to be honest with them. If you respect and love your surroundings you’re going to treat them right,’ she explained. ‘It’s all about loving people.’
With a new album on the horizon and thoughts of having more children on their minds, she and Mike certainly have a lot on their plate. However, by putting their faith in God, they know they will fulfil their purpose—by taking it one day at a time.