Mike Fisher on Dating Carrie Underwood: "It's Been Good!"

Celebrity News Oct. 21, 2009 AT 3:42PM
Mike Fisher on Dating Carrie Underwood: "It's Been Good!" Credit: Frederick Breedon/WireImage.com

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Canadian hockey star Mike Fisher says he and girlfriend Carrie Underwood "always find a way to make it work" despite their hectic schedules in a video interview with NHL Online.

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"It's been good!" Fisher, 29, says. The Ottawa Senators player and the country star, 26, "met at a concert in Toronto about a year ago, in October," through a "friend of a friend," he explains.

His favorite song from Underwood's catalog? A track from her new album Play On (out Nov. 3) called "Temporary Home." "I like it when she sings a good rock song."

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The results are less successful when the athlete takes the mike. "I try to sing some of her songs, [and] she just laughs!" he jokes. When pressed to choose an Underwood song he'd sing for her, he quips, "'Before He Cheats,' maybe!"

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But Fisher has high praise for his girlfriend's work ethic -- and her talent. "She doesn't get too many days off -- a lot less days off than I get," he notes. "She's always going. She's talented and she's getting rewarded for it. That's good to see."

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