And one of her greatest teachers so far has been friend Hillary Scott, who’s happy to share advice on touring with babies on board.
“Carrie and I are really good friends and it was an honest, expectant [and] new mom conversation,” the Lady Antebellum singer, 28, tells PEOPLE exclusively.
Adds the mom to 18-month-old daughter Eisele Kaye, “It’s a weird transition at first — you feel like you have to split your brain because you’re in such a mommy mode and then you’ve got to work at such an intense job too.”
Rule number one? Resist the temptation to tiptoe around the new baby.