Carrie Underwood's 'The Champion' to open Super Bowl LII

Carrie Underwood's 'The Champion' to open Super Bowl LII

Country music sensation Carrie Underwood has traded in her guitar and harmonica for a shot at becoming a pop star.

Underwood co-wrote the song with Brett James, Chris DeStefano, and Ludacris.

Carrie Underwood thrilled her fans around the world Friday morning with the release of her brand-new song, "The Champion". "We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome", Underwood said in a statement. "There's a champion in every single one of us!" says Carrie.

Carrie will also open NBC's Super Bowl LLI on February 4 with a music video filmed previous year for "The Champion".


As the name suggests, "The Champion" is a rousing sports anthem with lyrics about being indestructible and born to win. "It's going to be one of those songs that you see cut to highlights for the next 25 years".

Following a brief teaser during an National Football League playoffs commercial last weekend (Jan. 7), Carrie Underwood shared a new anthemic jam "The Champion", which features rap veteran Ludacris.

Carrie is no stranger to the gridiron: he has been the face and voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football show open for the last five seasons.

Following the Super Bowl, "The Champion" will also be used by NBC during broadcasts of Winter Olympics in South Korea, to keep viewers juiced and psyched.

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