Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood's husband Mike Fisher sounds like a very smart man. The couple hit up the Time 100 Gala in NYC on Tuesday, where the country superstar was being honored as one of the magazine's 2014 icons. They took a break from the party to chat with Us Weekly about how married life has been since their 2010 wedding, and how they manage the work/family life balance.

The NHL player revealed that when Carrie's working on a new album, he's wise to just let her do her thing. He said the 31-year-old  has been "real busy doing a lot of writing and stuff ... I've been just kind of hanging out, just kind of being home and enjoying that." With a laugh, he added, "I stay out of her way. I go golfing or go fishing or something."

Carrie confirmed the disclosure, saying, "He stays away. That whole creative process is such a weird thing, and I've talked to other people in the music business and friends and what they do and we all kind of have our own 'isms ... I go in and I'm like caffeinated. I get jacked up on caffeine and then I come home and crash," she joked.

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"I've been writing quite a bit, it's exciting!" The six-time Grammy winner said. "It definitely has a different sound. There are some thematic things that are quite different. I love strong women. So I want things that I can get on stage and just feel empowered."

And that's reason number 4,379 we love Carrie Underwood.

But it's not all work and no play by a longshot. The hunky hockey-playing hubby said he and the Nashville star took an amazing vacation to a tropical paradise in February. "We actually went away a few months ago to Turks and Caicos for the Olympic break for a week or 10 days," he said "It was just awesome. It was nice to get away."

Carrie said they also like to just hang out together with a glass of wine, and this summer will be spending time in Canada with his family. She said of the upcoming adventure, "I like lakes ... I like to be able to go fishing or be on a boat with friends, grilling, you know, and [enjoying] a beer or something."

Sounds like they have that life balance thing nailed.

Does your hubby know when it's a good idea to leave you alone?

 

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