Carrie Underwood: Brad Paisley is ‘Like My Big Brother’
The country music community is like one big family. For the most part, the artists are always supporting each other and encouraging their fans to do the same. While some artists are actually born family- like Josh Kelley and Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley or Neil, Kimberly, and Reid of The Band Perry, other artists form long-lasting friendships that resemble family.
Superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who also happen to be longtime label mates, have formed a special bond through their music. Not only have they appeared on each other’s albums, Carrie and Brad have also toured together and co-hosted the CMA Awards. Their relationship is truly a special one.
“I’ve always said, he’s like my big brother. I didn’t have brothers growing up, but if I had one, I would want him to be like Brad,” Underwood says.
Speaking of family, Carrie says Brad has “the best family.” She and her husband Mike Fisher spend quite a bit of time with them.
“Kim and his kids are just absolutely amazing, and they’ve always been super-sweet to me. It’s just nice to have people that you work with that you really enjoy, and you enjoy being around,” she explains. “He and Mike have hung out together, and it’s just nice to have that in your life, where you can have people that are kind of in all aspects of your life — your work life and your personal life.”
Brad and Mike seem to have gotten pretty close as well. At the CMT Music Awards earlier this month, Mike hugged Brad before he hugged Carrie as they made their way to the stage to accept the CMT Award for Collaborative Video of the Year.
“Did you see my husband hug him first?” she asked the audience.
Brad, who is known for his great sense of humor said, ”To my wife at home, there’s nothing going on with me and Mike.”
Can you say “bromance?”