Carrie Underwood Doesn’t Let Her Husband Hear Her Music Until the Album Is Done

Fans of country music know that Carrie Underwood and her husband, Mike Fisher, are one of the cutest couples around. They’re best friends who can be open about anything.

However, there’s one thing this couple can’t discuss: their career performance. Fisher isn’t even allowed to hear his wife’s music before she’s finished the album. But when fans learn the reason for this policy, it makes perfect sense. 

How Carrie Underwood met Mike Fisher

Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Carrie Underwood | Jeff Kravitz/ACMA2018/FilmMagic for ACM

These two lovebirds were set up by a mutual friend. Underwood wasn’t looking for romance, but a friend of hers had the perfect guy. Except, Underwood lived in Tennessee and this guy was a Canadian hockey player. She was unsure about getting into a long-distance thing, so Underwood wanted to keep it casual. She suggested that instead of a date, they meet backstage at her concert. 

When they finally did meet, the physical chemistry was crazy. “Hot, hot, hot!” Underwood texted her friend after meeting Fisher. She decided it might be worth giving him a shot, so they met up later for an actual date. 

Underwood and Fisher will always remember the anniversary of their first date because it was New Years’ Eve 2008. They shared their first kiss at midnight, and have been together ever since

The honeymoon is over for Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher

The couple has since had two kids. After the first one was born, a sweet baby boy, the honeymoon was definitely over. Five years after their wedding, Underwood gave an interview to E!News where she was asked if they were still in the honeymoon stage and Underwood gave a surprising answer. 

“No!” she said, laughing. But Underwood also explained: They’d just had their first baby, and the couple was surrounded by dirty diapers and spit-up. If the honeymoon phase hadn’t ended already, it was definitely over after a baby enters the picture.

However, fans of the couple shouldn’t worry too much. Underwood reassured us that she was still very much in love with Fisher.

“We’re still very much in love, a very deep love but it’s just different,” she said. “It morphs a bit.”

Carrie Underwood doesn’t let her husband hear her music before it’s done

Underwood told us all about her husband’s role in her music during an interview with Jenny McCarthy for SiriusXM. Mostly, the fact that he doesn’t have a role. When Underwood had shared her music with Fisher in the past, he had a habit of critiquing it, which could sometimes lead to arguments. So, she came up with a simple solution. 

“If anything I’ve learned not to really let him hear my stuff, like while I’m writing it or while I’m recording it,” she said. “He really only hears the album, kinda when it’s done. He critiques. He’ll tell me what he thinks about it.”

But it’s not completely unfair of Underwood, as she explained. She does care what he thinks, she just can’t take the critiques when she’s working. 

“I love my husband and I do care what he thinks,” Underwood said. “But when it comes music, I’d be like, ‘This is like me telling you how to play hockey.’ I’m like, let mama handle this. I got this.'”

Totally understandable for her to have that reaction, and totally great comeback that she’s developed for the occasion. And, in case you’re worried about fairness, Underwood doesn’t tell Fisher how to do his job either. She explained that she’s watched other hockey wives criticize their husband’s performance in the rink, but she could never do that. Instead, she sticks to what she knows.

She recounted: “I’m always like, ‘You looked hot!’ Even if I know he had a bad game, I’m like, ‘You looked real good out there, babe.'”