Pregnant Carrie Underwood shares wisdom about being a working mom
Between raising her son Isaiah and navigating her pregnancy while performing and recording, Carrie Underwood has learned some valuable lessons about being successful at her job while still making time for her kids.
“Balance is what it’s all about. No matter what your job is,” Underwood told Us Weekly at Wednesday's CMT Artists of the Year ceremony in Nashville. “Being a mom, working and dividing your time. It is what we all have to do as mothers.”
Underwood, who will head back on tour in May 2019 with her new baby in tow, told the Tennessean in April that her life is about to be "working Momville" after she gives birth to her second child.
She got emotional when discussing her song "The Bullet" from her new album "Cry Pretty," which details the harrowing impact of gun violence, saying that as a mother, she can't imagine experiencing that kind of loss."
"I have a son," she said. "I feel like … (the song's message) works for people in the military, it works for random stray bullet gang violence, it works for cops. It doesn't matter who is on the other end of it. The thing that matters is that there are real people affected and you … don't think about how many people are beyond (the victim), the moms, the dads, the siblings, the future that isn't there anymore."
Appearing onstage at CMT Artists of the Year, Underwood sang a medley of recordings by Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Judds, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Reba McEntire and Shania Twain before ending with her own hit “Cry Pretty.”
“You are not here because you are women, you are here because you are dang good and it is an honor to share the night with you,” Underwood told her fellow female singers onstage. “It is up to all of us to keep (opening doors for women in country music.). I want to see little girls at home seeing us on stage going, 'I want to do that' and know that is possible.”