updated 01/17/2011 AT 9:30 AM ET
•originally published 01/17/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET
Attending the Golden Globe Awards is such a treat for a small-town girl living the quiet life as a hockey player’s wife in Canada.
We’re talking, of course, about Carrie Underwood, who attended the Hollywood gathering on Sunday as a best-song nominee – after several weeks of downtime in Ottawa, much of which she spent busying herself with housework, as husband Mike Fisher was traveling.
“It is hard being a hockey wife,” the country star, 27, told PEOPLE. “They will go off for a few days at a time to play some road games, and I am just like sitting at home twiddling my thumbs thinking, ‘What do I do?’ ”