Carrie Underwood Reveals Husband Mike Fisher’s First Reaction To Jason Aldean Duet

Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean’s chart-topping duet, “If I Didn’t Love You,” is Mike Fisher- approved.  While rehearsing for the…


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November 9, 2021


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Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean’s chart-topping duet, “If I Didn’t Love You,” is Mike Fisher- approved. 

While rehearsing for the CMA Awards, Underwood recalled the moment she first heard the song and shared Fisher’s reaction to the track. 

“We got this song, and I was sitting on my couch, we kind of wind down our day like watching some TV, and I was listening on my phone and even my husband, who was sitting nearby was like ‘what’s that?’ and I was like ‘oh, it’s this song that they sent through to maybe sing with Jason.’ He’s like, ‘I like it,’ I said ‘so do I,’” Underwood revealed. 

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The following morning, the seven-time GRAMMY winner phoned her manager. 

“’I like this, what’s the next steps? What do we do?,’” she recalled telling her colleague. 

Things moved pretty quickly after that. 

“It was like bam, bam, bam, which I really feel like is cool because so many times you get a song, and you record it, and you’re really excited about it, and then you have to wait like a year before everybody else hears it,” she admitted. “We had so much instant gratification recording this song.”

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood perform “If I Didn’t Love You” during rehearsals for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards"
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood perform “If I Didn’t Love You” during rehearsals for “The 55th Annual CMA Awards”

 Aldean agreed, adding, “This one came out quick.” 

“I think from the time we recorded it till it was on the radio might’ve been maybe a month and a half, maybe,” he went on to say. “It was pretty quick. And it typically never works out that fast, but it felt like we had something special and with me having a new album coming out, this was a song we wanted to kind of launch it with, and it was a good one. So, I’m glad that she was able to jump on it and kind of took it to a different place for sure.

“If I Didn’t Love You” became a two-week No.1 on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. 

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Underwood and Aldean will join forces to perform the emotional duet for the first time ever during the 55th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday. 

The 55th Annual CMA Awards will also feature performances from Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley feat. BRELAND and HARDY, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton featuring Brittney Spencer and Madeline Edwards, Jennifer Hudson, Old Dominion, Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Kane Brown, and Zac Brown Band

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Additionally, the star-studded awards ceremony will feature dozens of presenters, including Trace Adkins, Ingrid Andress, Kelsea Ballerini, Deana Carter, Lauren Daigle, Russell Dickerson, Faith Fennidy, Florida Georgia Line, Freddie Freeman, Amy Grant, Dulé Hill, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Lady A, Zachary Levi, Scotty McCreery, Hayley Orrantia, Katy Perry, Lionel Richie, Darius Rucker, Susan Sarandon, Saycon Sengbloh, Kurt Warner, Lainey Wilson, and Trisha Yearwood. 

Hosted by Luke Bryan, the star-studded show is set to broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 10 beginning at 8/7c on ABC. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.