Mercifully, this interview doesn’t rely on probing the American Idol alum about “when” (rather than whether) she’ll extend her family. She’s was baby browbeaten in 2010 during the ABC special, In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville, and again during a recent interview with E! News. But this is a little lighter, with Underwood talking about social climbing, post-Idol and how she accidentally spent $2,00 on a sweater.
On whether her songs should still reflect her working-class background: “With no irony? I don’t think so, because country music is for real people. I think it would be very hard to write about my Louboutins. Do you know what I mean? My giant house, it’s not relatable. But my husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don’t think we’ve lost that mind-set. We don’t have a bowling alley in our basement. We don’t have houses on the beach and one in New York and one in L.A. I drive a three-year-old Ford Escape Hybrid. We don’t care about stuff like that.”
On her first big, irresponsible purchase: “My first stupid purchase was an accident. I was in Paris and went into one of those big, name-brand, fancy-schmancy designers, and I picked up a sweatshirt. Maybe I didn’t understand the price tag. I’m really bad with numbers. But when I went to check out, that sucker was $2,000… Not cashmere but thicker than cotton. I’ve worn it twice.”
On her husband, hockey player Mike Fisher: “We’re both independent people, so we can’t have somebody around 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The drawback is that we can go weeks without seeing each other. But he’s the only guy I’ve never had to worry about. Any guy I’ve ever dated, there would always be that doubt: ‘He didn’t answer his phone. What’s he doing? It’s late.’ I’m not the crazy-girlfriend type, but there was a little voice in the back of my head. I don’t have to worry about Mike. I don’t think twice. He’s going out? I don’t care; it doesn’t bother me. I don’t bat an eye.”
On life at home: “I love to be at the grocery store. It makes me happy to have a full fridge and a full pantry. I hate sending my laundry out. I don’t like the thought of other people washing my clothes. What am I happy not doing? Lawn care. And I have a business manager who pays my bills. I did all that myself in college, but I only had one credit card back then.” - via Glamour Magazine.