Carrie Underwood & Ludacris share Super Bowl opener ‘Champion’


Multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood unveils her truck ‘Champion’ ft. Ludacris which will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII – and you can listen to it now on the Shoot Music – New Releases Playlist.

Underwood, who has been the face and voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show open for the last five seasons, co-wrote ‘The Champion’ last year with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Ludacris, who Underwood asked to collaborate on the event song produced by Jim Jonsin.

As well as opening the Super Bowl between New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles on February 4, NBC Sports will also incorporate ‘The Champion’ – which is also a new addition to the Fantasy Premier League playlist – into its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

“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 Underwood.

“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!”

Ludacris, who has sold more than 25 million albums domestically, adds: “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song.”

Carrie Underwood - The Champion artwork

Underwood won American Idol in 2005 and has since sold 64 million albums worldwide, is currently in the studio working on her next album which will be released on Capitol Records Nashville.


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