Carrie Underwood Opens Up About Life On the Road with Her Sons

Carrie Underwood; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Carrie Underwood; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Carrie Underwood does it all. She’s an incredible singer, songwriter, entertainer, fashion designer and most importantly, a dedicated mother.

A mom of two boys, Jacob, 4 months, and Isaiah, 4 years, Underwood does her best to balance her career with her family life. In order to spend as much time with her children as possible, she has her entire family in tow while traveling the country on her massive Cry Pretty Tour 360. She’s enjoying every minute of it, but admits it can be tough at times.

“I must be a duck, calm on the surface and paddling like crazy underneath,” Underwood told reporters backstage at CMA Fest in Nashville last week (quote via “It’s definitely a different ballgame because [Jacob’s] so much younger than Isaiah was when I took him on the road. There’s a huge difference between four months and 11 months. I wasn’t feeding Isaiah in the middle of the night. It’s like he knows when I have a really busy morning or a ton of stuff to do the next day, because that’s the night that he’s going to be up like four or five times. Like last night.”

While touring with her boys can be a challenge, the seven-time Grammy winner feels blessed to have a career that allows her to have her family nearby.

“It’s great that I have the kind of job where I can bring my kids with me,” she shared. “They’re around, and when I have to step away and go ‘Mommy has to go work,’ there’s a great support unit around me that, they got it. And then when I’m done, I come back and we do our best to make things as normal as possible and try to stick to some sort of schedule. This is our life, and I’m lucky that they get to be around.”

The Oklahoma native’s Cry Pretty Tour 360, which also features special guests Runaway June and Maddie & Tae, runs through October 31.

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