Carrie Underwood is one of the most successful and talented artists of our time. Her powerhouse voice and charisma has won her several awards, including a handful of Grammys and an ACM "Entertainer of the Year" award. She's also got a hockey star husband, Mike Fisher, and a beautiful son named Isaiah, and she's expecting her second child. She's certainly come a long way from her "American Idol" audition and has had some incredible years since.
But, 2017 was a tough one. In an exclusive interview with "CBS Sunday Morning" last weekend, Underwood discussed that much talked about nasty fall outside of her home, which required nearly 50 stitches, while also revealing that she recently suffered three miscarriages.
Fighting back tears throughout the interview, Underwood got candid about all the heartbreak.
"2017 wasn't how I imagined it," Underwood said. "I had planned that 2017 was going to be the year that I would work on new music and I have a baby. We got pregnant early 2017, and it didn't work out."
They got pregnant again in the spring and again, it "didn't work out." Then, they got pregnant early 2018 and, for the third time, it didn't work out.
"At that point, it was like, 'Okay, what's the deal? What is all this?'" Underwood asked.
The singer said that each time she and Fisher found out they'd lost a baby, she would go write music.
"I would have these horrible things happening in my life, and then I'd have to go smile, and do some interviews or do a photoshoot or something."
She described the writing, however, as therapeutic. The heartache fueled much of the music on her new album "Cry Pretty."
Although she experienced unimaginable pain in such a short amount of time, Underwood said she did not feel right about being angry.
"I had always been afraid to be angry because we are so blessed," she explained. "My son Isaiah is the sweetest thing and he's the best thing in the world. I'm like if we can never have any other kids that's okay because he's amazing. And I have this amazing life. What can I complain about?"
Still, she admitted she got mad. One night, she thought she was about to have a fourth miscarriage, but she prayed and cried out all night to God.
"For the first time, I actually told God how I felt and I feel like we're supposed to do that."
Her prayers were answered. That Monday, when she was going to meet with her doctor to confirm what she thought was another lost child, they told her everything was great.
"He heard me," she beamed.