OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood, Without an Entourage

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Carrie Underwood admitted to Vegas magazine she brings a personal trainer with her when she’s touring. But, to me, the really big news is who Underwood does not bring with her: no hair stylist, no makeup artist, no chefs and, most of the time, no husband. “I don’t take a giant team with me, so I feel like that’s the one thing I deserve while I’m on tour,” she said of the trainer. “Someone to say, ’Hey, let’s go!’ and keep me motivated. I do my own hair and makeup on tour.” She adds, “I don’t have a chef on tour. I make my own food on the bus.” And when Underwood kicks off her tour this fall, don’t expect to see much of her hockey-playing hubby Mike Fisher, either, because “he’s not one for road life.” She explains, “He can’t really sleep on the bus. You can’t have a giant bed in the back, so I’m like, ’You’re touching me! Go away. What are you doing? Scoot over!’ He gets bored. I think if he ever comes out with us on tour for any length of time, I’m going to have to find him something to do.”