Carrie Underwood Discusses the ‘Battle’ Against Screen Time for Her Kids & Performs on ‘TODAY’

Just a day after announcing that’s she’s adding a new slate of concerts to her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, Carrie Underwood made an appearance and performed on TODAY. As part of the 2023 Citi Concert Series, the country star performed a song from from her album Denim & Rhinestones titled “She Don’t Know,” as well as her 2006 hit “Before He Cheats.”


During an interview with TODAY, Underwood also gave a glimpse into her days when she isn’t in the studio or on the road — days when she is simply being a mom.

The star described a typical non-working day, noting that her husband, Mike Fisher, takes their two sons to school while she handles duties such as vacuuming and checking to make sure her kids’ rooms are clean. Working out and gardening are also on the list.

“I’m always cooking something or canning something … I kind of live in the kitchen, making bread or something,” she shared on NBC’s long-running morning show. “Then, before you know it, they come home and we make dinner.”

Like many parents, Underwood also fights the struggle against too much screen time for her kids.

“It’s such a battle, right? Even television … I kind of notice when they watch too much TV, they have an attitude shift. I’m like, ‘Why are you moody? What are we doing?’ And then it’s like, ‘Ohhh …” and sometimes, they’ve learned a lot from different televisions programs and movies … but yeah, it’s a struggle.”

She also hopes to keep her kids away from phones and social media “for as long as possible,” Underwood said. “There has been a whole grassroots initiative within their school, a bunch of parents getting together and discussing how we can keep our kids kind of away from technology, especially, like, social media and stuff.”

Additionally, the TODAY hosts revealed that Underwood’s fans who attended her recent 43-city The Denim & Rhinestones Tour helped raise $420,316 for the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, an organization committed to providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children, and building specially adapted smart homes for injured veterans and first responders.  

“They do great things for our servicemen and women and their families,” Underwood said. “They sacrifice so much for us, so a dollar from every ticket went to them…the people that run the whole thing, just talking to them, they are normal people who want to do good things for these people…it’s amazing what they do and I’m glad to be part of it.”

Watch Carrie Underwood’s TODAY show interview and clips from her performance below:

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