OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood Hits the Lake in Canada

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Carrie Underwood is finally getting a little R&R. Well, unless you don’t think stand-up paddlesurfing (SUPing) is very restful or all that relaxing. That’s what she was doing, though, out on a gorgeous lake in Canada , hanging with her husband Mike Fisher and friends before she starts getting ready for her tour of North America. (The tour starts unofficially Aug. 4 when she plays the Grand Ole Opry and then officially on Sept.14 in New Hampshire.) It definitely looks like Fisher is the more adventurous one of the two, because the pictures on the internet show him jumping into the water, cannonballing into the water and jet skiing. But Underwood isn’t just content to work on her tan. It looks like she’s pretty good at this paddlesurfing thing (think surfing and kayaking combined) because she’s trying it all different ways. Standing and sitting, and always with an oar. What I’d love to know is what music was on the soundtrack during Underwood and Fisher’s day off. Brad Paisley‘s “Water” ? The Zac Brown Band‘s “Toes” ? Or Little Big Town‘s “Pontoon” ?

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.