Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher talk marriage in new series 'Mike and Carrie: God & Country'
A new digital short film series promises an unfiltered look at the faith and relationship of country music superstar Carrie Underwood and retired NHL player Mike Fisher.
The famous couple will be featured in the four-part series, "Mike and Carrie: God & Country," that I Am Second is releasing via weekly episodes starting Wednesday, a news release states. The first of the installments, which are about eight minutes long, will appear on the Christian nonprofit's website, iamsecond.com, beginning at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
"We wanted to do this to share some of our personal journey in hopes that viewers will be inspired by it, and maybe even take one more step in pursuing a relationship with God," Underwood said in the news release.
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In the new digital series, Underwood, a seven-time Grammy award winner, and Fisher, who retired from the Nashville Predators in 2018, discuss how they sustain their marriage and find purpose. They gave the exclusive interview in late 2019.
"It feels less like a conventional interview when they talk about moments in their life and more like a candid conversation that you feel like you're just hanging out with Mike and Carrie," Jonah Ingram, the director of the new series, said in an interview. "They're sharing very meaningful, very deep, sometimes very spiritual, sometimes very humorous times of their life."
Viewers will learn small details like the word Underwood often misspells and their thoughts on more meaningful subjects, including how they raise their family, Ingram said.
The release falls between Mother's Day and Father's Day, which makes their discussions about parenthood even more poignant, John Humphrey, the vice president of I Am Second, said in an interview.
"Mike talks about his approach as a father. Carrie talks about being a mother," Humphrey said. "We're looking at our families in even greater ways. We're around our families more."
This is not the first time Fisher has worked with I Am Second, which aims to inspire people through its short films. Fisher participated in the nonprofit's 2014 White Chair series, speaking about his early career struggles and return to faith.
"Since first filming with I Am Second six years ago, I have seen God continue to grow my faith as Carrie and I have together walked through the natural joys and struggles of life," Fisher said in the news release. "This new series is not only a continuation of the 2014 White Chair film, but hopefully a reminder to individuals of God’s faithfulness in all situations."
"Mike and Carrie: God & Country" was born out of a desire to catch up with Fisher several years later, Humphrey said.
"People will see how in unity they're able to approach these life's ups and downs from a from a spiritual standpoint," Humphrey said. "We always strive to go ahead and connect the personal storytelling with the spiritual journey in people's hearts and hope that others can be inspired by the journey that is being told to them."