Carrie Underwood Opens Up About All Things Christmas Music with Maddie and Tae

by Chris Haney

Country superstar Carrie Underwood recently sat down with country duo Maddie and Tae and country group Runaway June where she opened up about her love for Christmas music.

The six singers sat down for a roundtable talk, or in this case a rocking chair talk as part of Cracker Barrel’s new Sounds of the Season series. The family-friendly series is bringing legendary and rising female country music artists together over the holidays. The online series will feature guests sharing holiday stories along with special musical performances. In fact, the first episode debuted on Wednesday with Underwood as the headlining guest.

The ladies talked about how special holiday music is to them during one segment of the first episode. For Underwood, she says she loves the tradition of Christmas music and says singing it is like a “warm hug.”

“I know when I sing Christmas music, it’s like a warm hug, ya know?” she explains. “The music’s beautiful, and so many of these songs have just been around forever.”

Although 2020 has been tough for many, Underwood thinks Christmas music can bring some joy during the holidays. She thinks this is the perfect year for the message behind much of the music.

“To have these songs about hope and joy and love and peace and being together, I just feel like it was a great year to give all those things and have all those things,” Carrie Underwood added.

You can tune in to Cracker Barrel’s Sounds of the Season series on their YouTube channel or their Facebook account.

Carrie Underwood Requested a Unique Christmas Present This Year

Underwood’s husband Mike Fisher opened up about his famous wife’s Christmas wish list. What did the country star request for Christmas this year? Evidently, she had cows at the top of her holiday list.

The former NHL player posted pictures on his Instagram story of a black cow and a brown cow grazing. Although it may seem like an odd present, Fisher says that’s exactly what Carrie Underwood wanted, so that’s exactly what Carrie Underwood got.

During the COVID-19 pandemic this year, their family has spent lots of time on their farm. Underwood has previously spoken about starting a garden and tending to the farm’s livestock. In addition, her two young sons even help out their parents on the farm.

“We have chickens, and they’ll go down and help us feed the chickens and collect the eggs,” Underwood said. “We’ll go down and feed our horses and go fishing.”

The family farm is growing with the addition of the new Christmas cows.