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Carrie Underwood’s Anthemic Event Song, “The Champion,” Released Today!

Multi-platinum superstar Carrie Underwood will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII on February 4 with a video filmed last year for her anthemic song, “The Champion,” released globally today. 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 Christopher Bridges PKA Ludacris, who Underwood asked to collaborate on the event song produced by Jim Jonsin. NBC Sports will also incorporate “The Champion” into its coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

 

“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,’” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC Sunday Night Football and the network’s Super Bowl LII presentation. “Later on, our Olympics producers listened to ‘The Champion’ and decided that it would be a perfect complement for our Winter Games coverage. We are excited to highlight ‘The Champion’ in two events on the global stage in February.”

 

“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,” explains 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 says, “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song.”

 

The lyric video and playlist for “The Champion” are available now.

 

Underwood is currently in the studio working on her next album which will be released on Capitol Records Nashville.

About Carrie Underwood:

Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 64 million records worldwide, and recorded 26 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 2.6 billion times worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized by Pollstar as the top female country touring artist for each of her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, 2012, and for 2016’s The Storyteller Tour – Stories in the Round.” Carrie also topped Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2016 as the leading female country artist and was the leading female artist on Country Aircheck’s top country radio performers list for her success in both 2015 and 2016. All five studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, Blown Away, and Storyteller – are certified Platinum or multi-Platinum, and each an American Music Awards winner as Favorite Country Album – and tallied an incredible 40 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.  The RIAA’s highest certified country album artist to debut this century, Underwood also holds the distinction of the highest album certification of any country artist to emerge since 2000 with the 8x Multi-Platinum success of her 2005 debut, Some Hearts.  She is the all-time Top Country Artist (male or female) on RIAA’s Digital Single Ranking, also placing her among the Top 5 females in the history of RIAA’s Digital Single Program across all genres.  In December of 2014, she released her Platinum-certified Greatest Hits: Decade #1, which produced two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood, including the RIAA-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning “Something in the Water.” The Grand Ole Opry member demonstrated her creative diversity in 2013 starring as Maria von Trapp in NBC’s three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. Her latest chart-topping platinum fifth studio album, Storyteller, produced four #1 hits.  Last November Underwood co-hosted the CMA Awards for the tenth consecutive year, and she’s currently in her fifth season as the voice of primetime television’s #1 program, Sunday Night Football.

 

About Ludacris:

Chris “Ludacris” Bridges has sold more than 25 million albums domestically, thanks to the blockbuster success of such singles as “Stand Up,” “Get Back,” “Southern Hospitality,” “Number One Spot,” “Money Maker” and “My Chick Bad.”
With an unrivaled match of lyrical acumen, wit, and imagery, Bridges has solidified himself as one of music’s premier entertainers. Although he’s best known for his infectious tunes, Bridges has shown that he’s equally adept at writing powerful songs with serious subject matter, including runaways, with the song “Runaway Love.” Bridges’ versatility and artistic complexity also enabled him to make a seamless transition to acting.

Most recently, Bridges starred in the highly anticipated The Fate of the Furious, which broke records at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film opening worldwide.  His other feature film credits include Universal Pictures’ Fast 7, Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Garry Marshall’s ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve; and Ivan Reitman’s romantic comedy, No Strings Attached, opposite Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman. His acclaimed performances in film, (Crash, Hustle & Flow), and television, (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), have Hollywood and critics alike buzzing about his increasingly impressive screen resume.

A consummate businessman, Bridges is enjoying success outside of entertainment. His latest venture includes opening his long anticipated new restaurant “Chicken-n-Beer” at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. In addition, he is dipping his hands in tech space by partnering up with apps such as “Roadie” an on-the-way delivery service.

Currently, Bridges is both the host and executive producer of MTV’s revived Fear Factor, and is currently working on an album for release at the end of the year.  Bridge’s philanthropic efforts rival his entertainment accomplishments; he started The Ludacris Foundation in 2001 which focuses on helping youth help themselves.  TLF has devoted more than 15,000 hours of service to youth across the nation.

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Show Review: Carrie Underwood | Storyteller Tour

Photo credit: www.carrieunderwood.fm

Photo credit: www.carrieunderwood.fm

On Thursday,  September 22nd, Carrie Underwood brought her “Storyteller Tour” to Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena playing to a packed crowd.
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BRAD PAISLEY AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD HOST “THE 50th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK WEDNESDAY, NOV. 2

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Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host Country Music’s Biggest Night™ in 2016. “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 2 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Continue Reading →

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Mary Sarah Captures The Hearts Of Viewers On “The Voice”

THE VOICE -- "Live Top 12" Episode 1013A -- Pictured: -- Mary Sarah (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

THE VOICE — “Live Top 12” Episode 1013A — Pictured: — Mary Sarah (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Texas native and country sweetheart Mary Sarah advances this week to the top 11 on NBC’s “The Voice” as she paid a heartfelt tribute to her brother with an emotional performance of Carrie Underwood’s “So Small”.

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Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 Certified Platinum

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Carrie Underwood holds her RIAA Platinum plaque for her Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Photo credit: Alan Poizner

Superstar Carrie Underwood adds more precious metal to her tally of RIAA certifications with news that her Greatest Hits: Decade #1 has been certified Platinum.  The accomplishment makes Underwood the only country artist – and one of only six all-genre artists – to release an album to Platinum success since the release of Greatest Hits: Decade #1 in December of 2014. Continue Reading →

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Carrie Underwood Shines across Multiple TV Appearances and New “Heartbeat” Music Video

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From London to Las Vegas, superstar Carrie Underwood has been in the spotlight in multiple ways this week following a Sunday performance of her new single, “Heartbeat,” on the smash UK series, The X Factor.

 

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Carrie Underwood Reveals “Heartbeat” Music Video Today

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The music video of superstar Carrie Underwood’s “Heartbeat,” her second single from her #1 selling Storyteller album, can be seen for the first time tomorrow, December 1st. The exclusive broadcast sneak peek of the clip can be viewed on NBC’s Today, while its exclusive premiere can be streamed on Yahoo.com/Music starting at 10:30 am Eastern Time on Tuesday. 

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Carrie Underwood to Celebrate Release of Storyteller with Outdoor Performance on NBC’s Today

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Superstar Carrie Underwood will celebrate the Friday, October 23, release of her new album, Storyteller, with a Citi Concert Series performance on NBC’s Today.

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Carrie Underwood Reveals Track Listing for Storyteller

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Superstar Carrie Underwood took to social media earlier to reveal the track listing to her fifth studio album, Storyteller, set for release on October 23.  Storyteller was produced by Jay Joyce, Mark Bright, and Zach Crowell with six of its 13 songs co-written by Carrie, including the record-breaking first single, “Smoke Break.”

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Carrie Underwood to Debut “Smoke Break” on The Tonight

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Superstar Carrie Underwood will head to New York next week to present her CALIA by Carrie Underwood fall collection at the world-renowned NY Fashion Week and to guest judge the finalists’ runway-shown collections on Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated Project Runway.  She will also stop by The Tonight on Thursday, September 10, to pay a visit and perform the television debut of her new record-breaking single, “Smoke Break.”

 

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