Carrie Underwood and Ludacris Team Up for Super Bowl LII Song

Carrie Underwood and Ludacris Team Up for Super Bowl LII Song

With AP Photos.Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, "The Champion", which will open the Super Bowl on February 4 airing on NBC.

The song was written by Underwood, Ludacris, and songwriters Chris DeStefano and Brett James and the Before He Cheats hitmaker explains they wanted the lyrics to be inspirational.

The song is tailor-made for athletes competing at the highest levels with lyrics like, "I've been working my whole life / and now it's do or die / I am invincible / Unbreakable / Unstoppable / Unshakeable / They knock me down / I get up again". "There's a champion in every single one of us!" "The Champion" is also the ideal workout boost for all of us still trying to make good on those New Year's resolutions at the gym, too.

In a statement to E!

"It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song", the rapper says.

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"When we met with Carrie previous year to discuss the Super Bowl open, we each brought ideas", said Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and the network's Super Bowl LII presentation.

Sports also will incorporate "The Champion" into its coverage of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics.

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.

The competition will kick off on Thursday, Feb. 8, a day before the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 9. The Winter Games will run through Sunday, Feb. 25, the day of the Closing Ceremony.

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