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Inside Carrie Underwood’s Sweet Date Nights with Husband Mike Fisher

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With two bustling careers and a toddler at home, Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher know the importance of making time for date nights.

And the pair — who welcomed son Isaiah in February 2015 — prefers to keep it simple when they get a night to themselves

“We like to stay in,” the Calia athletic wear designer tells PEOPLE. “I love making dinner for my family. Isaiah will go down, and we will crack open a bottle of wine and just talk and laugh about our weird jobs and all the crazy places they take us. Just to be home together is the best.”

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Indeed, time at home together can sometimes be a commodity: Since January, Underwood, 33, has been on her 11-month Storyteller Tour. And now Fisher, 36, is back in the rink playing hockey for his sixth season with the Nashville Predators.

Since marrying in 2010, the couple has been a staple at awards show, most recently attending the CMT Awards in June. On a break from the final leg of her tour, Underwood will next week hit up the 50th Annual CMA Awards, which she’ll co-host once again with pal Brad Paisley — and where she’s up for the night’s top title, entertainer of the year.

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“The award isn’t just about me: There’s a lot of wonderful people that are behind the scenes and do so much,” Underwood says. “I try not to get my hopes up. Win or lose, we love what we do!”

The CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 8-11 p.m. EST on ABC.

•Reporting by HEATHER STAIBLE