We’ve got new music from Carrie Underwood today. Although I’m not sure I’d classify it as a “country” song.
Carrie has sung the opening for Sunday Night Football on NBC for the last couple years, and with NBC airing Super Bowl 52 on February 4th, she was tasked with writing a song for the event.
Carrie co-penned the anthemic tune with Brett James, DeStefano and rapper Ludacris, who is also featured on the track.
NBC will also incorporate “The Champion” into its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, which will begin on Feb. 9.
“When we were writing ‘The Champion,’ our main focus was to celebrate athletes at the top of their game, but we also wanted the song to resonate with people in their everyday lives,” says Carrie. “We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome. There’s a champion in every single one of us!”
“It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song,” adds Ludacris.
Watch the lyric video for “The Champion” below.