Country superstar Carrie Underwood teamed up with hip-hop artist Christopher “Ludacris" Bridges to help kick off this year's Super Bowl Sunday as well as create an anthem for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The epic song alternates between a celebration of athletic achievement and a tune that serves to inspire the everyday individual.
#TheChampion featuring @Ludacris is out now! Download/stream the full song here: https://t.co/VbeGLboU2o For more details click here: https://t.co/dfteDzWEWR #SBLII #WinterOlympics -TeamCU pic.twitter.com/wgj3ingMyj— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) January 12, 2018
According to Underwood, she wanted “The Champion" to come across not only as an anthem for professional athletes, but also a relatable tune for the masses. “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," Underwood said in a statement from NBC. Underwood co-wrote the song with Ludacris, Brett James and Chris DeStefano, which will air on NBC during the broadcast of the Winter Games from South Korea starting February 9 as well as Super Bowl LII on February 4.
“When we met with Carrie last year to discuss the Super Bowl open, we each brought ideas. Carrie presented first. After she spoke, we looked at each other and said, 'That's the one,' " Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of “Sunday Night Football" and the Super Bowl LII show, said in a statement. “Later on, our Olympics producers listened to 'The Champion' and decided that it would be a perfect complement for our Winter Games coverage."
Watch the clip below to hear Underwood's “The Champion," featuring Ludacris.
For more on the country sensation and upcoming performances, check out her official website http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com.