After a performance at CMA Fest last week, she talked to Entertainment Tonight about her new record, Denim & Rhinestones, as well as her performance at the Grand Ole Opry last weekend.
Guests in the audience hilariously caught a glimpse of her oldest son, Isaiah, breakdancing in the wings as she belted out Randy Travis’ “I Told You So,” and it sounds like she may have a little performer on her hands.
And while a future in show biz might be in the cards for Isaiah one day, she’s going to make sure he learns the value of a dollar and hard work before he leaves the nest.
Sure, he’s only seven years old, but Carrie says that she and husband Mike Fisher have him do little chores around their family farm already and pay him for his work.
Which means Isaiah’s gonna be footing the bill for his Father’s Day gift for Mike this year:
“I got freaked out today, I was like, ‘Tomorrow’s not Father’s Day, right?’ Cuz I haven’t done squat, so I gotta figure that out.
My son’s been doing chores around our farm, trying to earn money. So we will pay him for his work, he’ll go pull weeds in my garden and stuff like that, and he has quite the hefty savings. He donates some.
I’m gonna be like, ‘You’re gonna buy your daddy a gift, he ain’t my daddy. You earned that money, guess what? Guess what?'”
I’m sure she’s partially joking, but it’s still refreshing to hear that a megastar like her is going out of her way to instill those values in her sons and ensure they both have a great work ethic in order set them up for future success.
And who knows, maybe we’ll see Isaiah up on stage with Carrie at the Opry someday…
She took home the award for Best Roots Gospel Album for her incredible 2021 My Savior album, and it left her feeling overwhelmed with emotion.
The album, which includes tons of classic hymns like “Old Rugged Cross”, “How Great Thou Art”, and “Nothing but the Blood of Jesus”, was inspired by Carrie’s experiences singing in church growing up, and it was easily one of my favorite records of 2021.
During press time after her win, she was asked if this one means just a little bit more than her seven other Grammys, simply due to the personal sentiment and meaning behind every song.
She immediately teared up answering the question, and you could feel just how much it meant to her to win something for this record in particular:
“I’m gonna immediately start crying… I feel like it’s more important, ‘cuz I feel like this is one of the most important bodies of work I’ve ever been apart of, been able to do.
This is one thing that I’ve wanted to do literally my whole career, I’ve wanted to make this alum, and I got to. And this just means the world to me.
Man, I didn’t last any length of time, did I?”
If you haven’t check it out yet, I highly recommend doing so.
Not only is it a fantastic gospel record from top to bottom that will remind you of Sunday mornings in church, it’s easily the most country project she’s ever put out. I can’t say enough good things about it.
Carrie performed her new single, “Ghost Story”, on the show last night, as well.
And she took to Instagram to post about her big win, doubling down on the fact that she believes it’s the most important record she’s ever made:
“I WON A GRAMMY!!!!! I love this album, My Savior, so much and I truly believe it is the most important album I have ever made!
Thanks to all who supported! I am eternally grateful! Glory to God! AND I got to sing Ghost Story for the first time on the Grammy stage! What a night…”