Grammy-winning singer Carrie Underwood is adding another prize to her long list of awards. She will receive the Hero Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards for her charity work. The recognition will be presented June 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Disney Channel will televise the show on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to receiving the Hero Award, Underwood will also perform "The Champion" with Ludacris at the award show, making it the first time that the two artists have performed the song together on stage. "The Champion" garnered the prize for Female Video of the Year at the 2018 CMT Awards on June 6.
The Radio Disney Music Awards honor artists whose music is played on Radio Disney. Voting is done online by fans. BTS, Selena Gomez, Marshmello and Maren Morris have the most nominations (four each) going into the 2018 ceremony.
In addition to Underwood and Ludacris, other announced performers at the 2018 ceremony are Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, Marshmello, Echosmith and "American Idol" 2018 winner Maddie Poppe. Underwood was the winner of "American Idol" in 2005.
The Hero for Change Award, which honors youth leaders is another special prize given at the Radio Disney Music Awards. This year's Hero for Change Award recipient is Carlos Polanco, the Boys & Girls Club National Youth of the Year.
In 2009, Underwood founded the C.A.T.S. (Checotah Animal, Town, and School) Foundation, the foundation, which supports a variety of needs in her hometown of Checotah, Oklahoma. She also supports the charity Danita's Children, which helps children and families in Haiti.