Country music sensation Carrie Underwood has traded in her guitar and harmonica for a shot at becoming a pop star.
NBC has the distinction of broadcasting not only Super Bowl LII from Minneapolis, but the peacock network will follow that with coverage of the Winter Olympics from South Korea.
The track even makes references to sporting legends Rocky Balboa and Muhammad Ali.
Carrie will also open NBC's Super Bowl LLI on February 4 with a music video filmed previous year for "The Champion".
Ludacris' contribution to "The Champion" starts at 2:10 in the track, when he comes in with a rap break that adds a very different flavor to Underwood's song before handing it back to her to wrap up with another powerful chorus.
"It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song", the rapper says.
Following a brief teaser during an National Football League playoffs commercial last weekend (Jan. 7), Carrie Underwood shared a new anthemic jam "The Champion", which features rap veteran Ludacris.
Whatever "The Champion" means for Underwood's career path, she has come a long way since winning American Idol in 2004, snagging seven Grammys and 12 American Country Music Awards for her chart-topping country albums.
But there were still some folks who were able to find empowerment in the track.