Carrie Underwood revealed a huge milestone on the opening night of her “Storyteller – Stories in the Round” tour.
While on stage in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 30, Carrie told a crowd of more than 13,000 fans that her 11-month-old son, Isaiah, had actually taken his first steps that day.
“I didn’t think I could love anything more than being here on this stage. I was wrong, I was very wrong. I had a baby,” Carrie told the audience of her return to the stage after the birth of her son, according to Jacksonville.com.
“He took his first steps today, on the first day of my tour, in Jacksonville,” Underwood gushed. “I don’t think today could get any better.”
Carrie Underwood made the big baby announcement before performing the emotional track “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” from her latest album, Storyteller, which she dedicated to her husband, Nashville Predators hockey player Mike Fisher, and her son with a slideshow of sweet family photos projected on huge screens above Jacksonville Memorial Arena.
The performance, which featured a number of black-and-white photos of Underwood and her husband sharing sweet moments with their son, had fans taking to social media to gush about the adorable family moment.
“I honestly don’t know how Carrie kept it together last night during [“What I Never Knew I Always Wanted”] cuz I tear up singing along to it at home..lol @carrieunderwood [sic],” Twitter user @cirrus0209 wrote on the social media site following the performance, while @alyssa24171 wrote, “there’s a 99% chance that I’ll cry when Carrie sings [“What I Never Knew I Always Wanted”. I just love when people are so happy and it makes me emotional.”
Carrie Underwood previously spoke out about the personal song, which she described as being her “story” with her son and husband, and she revealed exactly what inspired her to write the autobiographical ballad.
“It really is my story. I’m not the kind of person that was just dreaming of my wedding all my childhood and felt like I needed to find a husband, but life, God kind of opened those doors, and I have one, you know, and he’s amazing,” Underwood said of the song last year.
“The second we found out we were pregnant, it was like, I didn’t know I actually wanted this. I know that probably sounds weird, but the second we knew he existed, it was like, our lives were forever changed,” Carrie said of the moment that inspired her to write the emotional tribute.
Underwood then gushed that her son is “the best gift and the best blessing” she and her husband have ever received.
“Now I couldn’t imagine my life without my son or my husband, ’cause they’re just both the most amazing additions,” Carrie revealed. “So, I feel like there’s probably gonna be a lot of people out there that relate to this song.”
Underwood’s husband was in attendance as Carrie kicked off her most recent tour on January 30, her first since 2012’s “Blown Away” tour, in the sunshine state.
“Amazing first show of the storyteller tour!” Fisher wrote on Instagram alongside a snap of Carrie Underwood hitting the stage, adding the hashtag “#proudhubby.”
Carrie also recently revealed that Isaiah is joining her on her new tour when she revealed to Taste of Country that her tour bus has been baby proofed to accommodate the almost 1-year-old.
“In the back there’s my bed, and then on the other wall is a crib that you can take the side panel down,” Carrie revealed of her baby proofed bus. “It’s just built in so he’s secure in his bed and he can have his own space and everything. It all slides out so he’ll have plenty of room to roam around.”
Carrie also shared a photo of her son enjoying himself in Florida before the tour kicked off, joking that he made a new friend with a tiger during a trip to the zoo.
“While Mommy was at work today, the little man made a new friend!,” Carrie Underwood wrote on Instagram.
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