It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since Carrie Underwood fans celebrated the spectacular debut of her hit collaboration with rapper Ludacris, “The Champion.” The song was selected to open NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl LII, and then it returned during the network’s coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
It seems inevitable that we would be celebrating massive success for the smash eventually, it’s just a wonderful coincidence that it happened on the anniversary of that Super Bowl debut. Congratulations to Carrie and Ludacris whose joint effort on “The Champion” has resulted in a Platinum-selling single.
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Co-written by Carrie, along with fellow hit songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Christopher Bridges (Ludacris), “The Champion” topped multiple music charts, and the video, directed by Jimmy Lynch, also scored CMT’s 2018 Video Music Award for Female Video of the Year.
“The Champion” was featured as a bonus track on Carrie’s Cry Pretty album, released in September 2018, which debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Top 200 and Top Country Album charts, has been certified gold.
It’s turning out to be a pretty remarkable year for Carrie. As we previously reported, she and husband Mike Fisher, along with their son, Isaiah, welcomed a new baby boy, Jacob Bryan, to the family on January 21. And on May 1, Carrie will hit the road for The Cry Pretty Tour 360. She’ll be joined for that 55-stop tour by Runaway June and Maddie & Tae.