Carrie Underwood reaches well outside of her country music comfort zone for her new song, "The Champion". Underwood had been tweeting some of the essential words from the song-unshakable, unstoppable, unbreakable, invincible-leading up to the release of the song on Friday (Jan. 12).
Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, who is featured on the track, and Underwood, the face and voice of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" for the past five seasons, wrote the song with Brett James and Chris DeStefano. The anthemic song was produced by Jim Jonsin.
Super Bowl 52 airs February 4th. "We hope the lyrics will inspire people to push themselves beyond their limits to conquer anything they are trying to accomplish or overcome".
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The song, which will be used in broadcast coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics and Super Bowl LII, is unlike anything fans of the "Before He Cheats" singer have heard from her before. "There's a champion in every single one of us!" says Carrie.
February is going to be one of the biggest months in the history of NBC Sports, and an unlikely music duo apparently will set the soundtrack for the network's coverage of the two biggest sporting events of the year. "Later on, our Olympics producers listened to "The Champion" and decided that it would be a ideal complement for our Winter Games coverage".