Carrie Underwood Says Her Parents and Husband Are Her “Champions”

Carrie Underwood Says Her Parents and Husband Are Her “Champions”

Before the Super Bowl kicks off on Feb. 4, Carrie Underwood will open NBC’s broadcast with the premiere of her new video for “The Champion,” a tune she co-wrote with Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Ludacris, whose vocals are also featured on the song.

“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. “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!”

The video for the anthemic tune was filmed last year and features Super Bowl moments with cameos from some of the NFL’s greats. For Carrie, her road to a championship-caliber career started as a little girl in Checotah, Okla., with her parents, Carole and Stephen Underwood, and extends to her husband, former NHL All-Star, Mike Fisher.

“I think I have many champions in my life,” says Carrie. “I’m lucky that way. I think it started with my parents, they just worked really hard and did everything they could to provide for us and make our lives better and give us every opportunity that they could. In a different sense, you know my husband, on and off the ice, he’s definitely a champion of mine. I see the dedication that he put into his work playing hockey. I admire him so much for that. To see how much he put into, and the love, that he put into his God-given ability was just very inspiring.”

Super Bowl 52 will kick off on Feb. 4 beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Watch the lyric video for “The Champion” below.

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