Carrie Underwood had some exciting news for fans when she announced that she was planning another tour. But that wasn’t the only announcement she made. After discussing her upcoming concerts, the singer revealed a major secret – and her admirers were amazed.
Underwood was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma in March of 1983, and grew up on a farm owned by her mother and father. The 35-year-old always loved to sing and as a child would perform at church and events within the community. When she was 14 years old, she nearly got her big break after landing an audition at Capitol Records in Nashville.
The teenager was offered a contract but it fell through after the label installed new management. A few years later, after graduating high school, she was headed to Northeastern State University. By that time she had all but abandoned her hope of making it as a successful musician. “After high school, I pretty much gave up on the dream of singing. I had reached a point in my life where I had to be practical and prepare for my future in the ‘real world,’” she has said, according to a biography published in 2010.
However, despite having almost given up on that dream, Underwood tried out for the fourth season of American Idol in 2004. After her initial audition in Missouri, she soon became a fan favorite and won every week of the live finals. The singer was finally named the winner of the season on May 25 the following year.
Underwood’s prizes included a record contract worth more than $1 million, as well as a Ford Mustang and access to a private jet. Her first single, “Inside Your Heaven,” was released a few weeks later and shot to the top of the charts. And her first album, Some Hearts, is the biggest-selling female solo artist’s debut in the history of country music.
The singer is one of the most prosperous stars in the industry and has multiple Grammy Awards to her name. But it’s not just the music arena that she’s successful in. In fact, it was at her shows in 2008 that she met hockey player Mike Fisher. The pair began dating and became engaged at the end of 2009.
The couple married several months later, in July of 2010 in Greensboro, Georgia. And they welcomed their first child, a son named Isaiah Michael Fisher, in February 2015. Fisher officially retired from the Nashville Predators hockey team in 2018.
In August 2018, Underwood claimed in an interview that she didn’t know if she would be able to have more biological children. “I’m 35, so we may have missed our chance to have a big family,” the country star told Redbook magazine. “[Mike and I] always talk about adoption and about doing it when our child or children are a little older.”
Later that same month, Underwood shared a posted a video to Twitter to announce her new tour. “Ooh, baby! Do we have a bundle of info to share with you!” she wrote on the social media platform. The country star then confirmed that she will be performing across the United States to support her album, Cry Pretty. But it wouldn’t start until next year.
“I have a lot of news to share with you guys,” the singer said in the clip. She then gave fans a reminder that her record is out on September 14. “I am super excited to finally be sharing what we have been working on for so long with you guys. I’m so proud of it and I hope you love it.”
Underwood’s last album, Storyteller, was released in 2015 and when she went on tour the following year, she performed with the audience around her. So when the singer confirmed that more concerts were in the works, she explained that they would follow the same format. “We had so much fun in the round on the last tour. I got to be closer to you guys and got to see your beautiful faces and interact with you. I am so excited to be doing [a] brand new, 360-degree show,” she shared.
The singer then went on to reveal just who would be supporting her on the tour. The acts include country duo Maddie & Tae and the group Runaway June. “It’s going to be absolutely amazing,” Underwood said. “You guys are going to just fall in love with them as much as I have, if not even more so.”
Then, the award-winning artist dropped a bombshell. “You might be wondering or asking, ‘Carrie, why is your tour starting in May ?’” That’s when the camera that had been filming the star pulled back to reveal something behind her – and it gave fans their answer.
Underwood was sitting in front of silver balloons that spelled out the word “Baby.” And the singer confirmed that she is expecting her second child with Fisher. “Mike, Isaiah and I are absolutely over the moon and excited to be adding another little fish to our pond,” she said with a smile.
The star added, “This has just been a dream come true, with the album and [the] baby news and all that stuff. We’re just so excited and so glad that you guys can share in this and be a part of this with us.”
Fans were delighted to hear about Underwood’s pregnancy as well as her tour. The performances will take her around the country from May to October 2019. One fan tweeted, “I am sooooo happy for you and [Mike] and Isaiah! This is incredible news! God Bless you all!”
Another admirer added, “Congratulations! I’m so excited for you, Mike, and Isaiah! And I can’t wait for the tour! And Maddie & Tae and Runaway June! You just had bundles of wonderful news for us! So excited for you for all of this, Carrie!”
Since then, the singer has revealed to The Tennessean newspaper that she does not know the gender of her baby. And she is still working after announcing her pregnancy and even performed alongside fellow country crooner Keith Urban at his show in Nashville on August 24 2018. Underwood will also be hosting the CMA Awards for the 11th time running on November 14 the same year, alongside Brad Paisley.
The country star also shared how three-year-old Isaiah responded to the news that he’s going to have a little brother or sister. “He was super sweet about it. He’s a little confused, not really knowing how that got there. I just told him God put it there and we accepted that answer,” Underwood told the CMT network’s Cody Allen.
Although it may be an adjustment for little Isaiah, the singer couldn’t be more delighted to be expanding her family. And she knows that her son will make a great older sibling. “He’s just going to be a good big brother,” she said. “He’s a good little guy.”