Carrie Underwood puts husband’s birthday gift on hold
Carrie Underwood, all 5 foot 3 inches of her, stood tall in the NBC broadcast booth last night. The reigning queen of country music is ‘married to the sport,’ and offered up some interesting commentary during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Underwood is the wife of Nashville Predators captain Mike Fisher. She said watching her husband play the game is never easy.
“I get more nervous for him than I would ever be for myself.”
Underwood and Fisher met backstage at one of her concerts in 2008. They married in 2010, and welcomed their first child, Isaiah Michael in 2015.
Through the years Underwood has learned a thing or two about the sport of hockey, and has also become a big part of the Predators lively fan base.
“This city has always supported the Predators,” Underwood said. ” There was a lot of education that had to go on with the fans, but people have been behind the team for years. ”
“The team has done such a great job treating us all like we are part of the team, which is incredible. We feel that we are part of them, and the more we cheer, the better we do.”
Through the years Underwood has seen enough hockey to know there is something special about the NHL post season.
“Playoff hockey is just so energetic,” she said. “It’s fast, it’s laying it all on the line. I just love that.”
As for fighting in the game?
” I’m good with it. It doesn’t bother me.”
There have been a number of Nashville’s elite country singers belting out the national anthem at Bridgestone Arena, including Carrie Underwood.
“This is what we do,” Underwood said. ” We do music, we do hockey, and we do everything loud.”
Yesterday was hubby Mike Fisher’s 37th birthday. There wasn’t a cake, there were no gifts. The couple is concentrating on the task at hand.
“We put the birthday in the back room,” Underwood said.” We shut the door and we’ll visit that later.
“I didn’t get him anything. I am terrible.”
“I will though, once this is all done and we have the Cup. Maybe that could be his birthday party.”
The Predators are now tied 2-2 in their series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
If Carrie Underwood’s prediction is right, and Lord Stanley’s mug makes its way to Nashville, it will be the loudest bash ever in the home of country music. No birthday present for Mike Fisher will ever be bigger or better than that.