Singer Carrie Underwood became the latest pop star to openly celebrate her pregnancy last week, bucking a decades long trend that had previously dictated that women in the music industry conceal their pregnancies due to the supposed risk of it hurting their music sales. Speaking with The Tennessean on Monday, Underwood said that she and her husband, NHL player Mike Fisher, were eagerly awaiting the arrival of their second child, and that she plans on taking the baby with her when she begins touring North America to promote her new album, “Cry Pretty,” on May 1. She said she’s looking forward to continuing life as a resident of “working momville.”
“It’s going to be a different ball game for sure,” said Underwood, noting that she had also toured with her son Isaiah when he was just 11 months old. “My brain, I’m such a planner. I want to know how it’s all going to go. But no matter who you are, you make it happen, you make it work, you get your team behind you.”
Underwood added that Isaiah, who is now 3 years old, would be joining them on the tour.
“I think he’ll be a really good big brother,” she said. “I think he’ll be helpful.”
In the interview, the singer also suggested that stories about women in the music industry tended to focus more on their appearance than on their actual work or beliefs.
“I feel like that’s the culture we live in right now. [The story] will be something all about my face. I’m like, ‘We talked about so many things. Why did that happen?’” she said wryly. “It’s all clickbait, right?”
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