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It’s safe to say that Carrie Underwood is a road warrior.

She’s continued to stay super busy even though her Storyteller Tour wrapped on Nov. 28. The powerhouse star has joined fellow country crooner Keith Urban on nine dates in New Zealand and Australia as part of his Ripcord World Tour.

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But, don’t expect Carrie to settle down once she heads back to the states on Dec. 17. In fact, she will be back on the road again visiting extended family for the holidays. Turns out that long seasonal trips are actually something Carrie’s grown quite fond of.

In a new Holiday Recipes special edition issue of “People Magazine,” Carrie shared her hockey hubby Mike Fisher and baby Isaiah’s Christmas plans. She said, “One of the biggest traditions we will always have will be traveling. Some of my friends are like, ‘Someday you’re going to want to stay home and have your own thing,’ and I’m like, ‘No. That tradition belongs to our families.’ It’s important for us to get back there.”

This year, Carrie will celebrate Christmas with Mike’s family in Canada before she ventures off solo to see her parents in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, Mike was forced to bow out of catching up with his in-laws due to job demands.

“Mike’s team is very demanding, and there’s just no time to do both,” Carrie said referring to her man’s role as captain of the NFL’s Nashville Predators. “When he retires, we’ll adjust our scheduling, because we owe my family a lot of Christmases!”

Despite Mike’s absence in Oklahoma, Carrie is looking forward to the joys of music playing in her parents’ home.

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“Music is very important,” said Carrie, “Growing up we had a record player, and there was just something about hearing this children’s choir singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’ and ‘Silent Night’ that would always put me in the Christmas spirit. It makes me feel happy.”

Speaking of music, if you’re a fan of Carrie’s be sure vote for her in this year’s Rare Country Awards. Carrie is nominated for four awards including Female Artist of the Year, Story of the Year, Grand Ole Opry Moment of the Year and Tour of the Year for her Storyteller trek. Your voice can be heard by visiting RareCountryAwards.com. Winners will be announced Dec. 15.

Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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