Carrie Underwood Enjoys a Night Off from Housecleaning at Golden Globes

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updated 01/17/2011 AT 9:30 AM ET

originally published 01/17/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET

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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?’ ”


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