Carrie Underwood Proudly Stands By Mike Fisher’s Side During Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Underwood and Fisher were all smiles as the hockey legend joined the 2023 class of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

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Lauren Jo Black

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July 26, 2023

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Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher; Photo Courtesy Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Twitter

Mike Fisher was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame over the weekend and his wife, country superstar Carrie Underwood, was by his side to celebrate the momentous occasion. 

Fisher, former Nashville Predators Captain, was inducted as part of the 2023 class of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. The celebration took place on Saturday, July 22 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

According to a social media post shared by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Carrie Underwood and “the entire family” was on hand to honor Mike Fisher. 

Fisher learned of the honor in February of 2023 when he attended the Nashville Predators game against the Vancouver Canucks at Bridgestone Arena in Music City.   

“Since Mike’s arrival in the Volunteer State, he has worked to make the state better in every way. From his on-ice contributions to his philanthropic work across the region, Mike Fisher has made an indelible mark on the state of Tennessee,” Brad Willis, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, said at the time. “Mike was part of a Predators team that captivated the state, and we are excited to honor his career with induction into the Class of 2023.”

Fisher was an NHL player for 17 seasons and played during more than 1,000 games, according to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame website. He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in 1998 and made his debut for the team in the 1999-2000 season. He was a key player in the team’s success to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007. In 2011, Mike Fisher was traded to Nashville where he enjoyed seven seasons. In 2016 he became the 300th NHL player to reach 1,000 career games and was named the team captain that same year. He led that team to the Stanley Cup Final. After retiring the following seasons, Fisher returned in January of 2018 for a brief period. He made his retirement final in May of 2018. 

Mike Fisher is also a philanthropist. He’s used his platform to shine a light on charitable organizations such as Roger’s House in Ontario, Room In The Inn, Rocketown, I Am Second, and Danita’s Children.

The 2023 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame class also includes MTSU baseball legend Steve Smith, Bristol Motor Speedway Co-Founder Carl R. Moore, and Lady Vol Track Star and Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Madison.

Carrie Underwood was a busy lady on Saturday. She also appeared and performed at the Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race in Newton, Iowa on Saturday, July 22. 

Mike Fisher and Carrie Underwood met thanks to her longtime bassist, Mark Childers. During a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Underwood shared the story of their meet cute, revealing that they met backstage at one of her concerts in a prearranged meet and greet set up by Childers. In the same interview, Underwood reflected on Fisher’s career. 

“He worked hard at what he did for 20 years. He was playing. I was touring. It was craziness when we were both doing what we do…. He played [hockey] for Ottawa Senators in the beginning and then the Nashville Predators. So he was blessed to be traded to Nashville out of all the places he could have been traded to,” she said. “Just YouTube, Mike Fisher hockey fights, and then, you’ll see why he’s secure in his house. He was not afraid to throw down.”

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher; Photo Courtesy Instagram
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher; Photo Courtesy Instagram

The couple wed on July 10, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds on Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Georgia. They exchanged vows in front of 250 guests and later jetted off for a tropical honeymoon in Bora Bora and Tahiti. 

Fisher and Underwood welcomed their first son, Isaiah, in 2015, and their second son, Jacob, in 2019. The family continues to reside in Middle Tennessee. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.