Carrie Underwood has a career that is full of hits and high moments but with her new song, "The Champion," Underwood has created an anthem. The song, which also features rap superstar Ludacris, was originally showcased before Super Bowl LII with a music video of NFL action. It also received a showcase at the Winter Olympic Games, but now Underwood and Ludacris have released their own music video for the song.
To call this a sports anthem does not do it service. There is a lot of sports images in the music video for "The Champion," from football stars and boxers to Olympic athletes and more. However, this isn't just a song about winning at sports, it is a song about winning at life and the video includes everyday heroes as well.
The heroes that one might expect, such as Dr. Martin Luthor King Jr and Rosa Parks are included, but there are also shots of people from the #MeToo movement as well as Paralympic competitors. There are also firefighters, teachers astronauts, doctors, and more, all standing up and becoming heroes -- champions -- in their own right.
"The Champion" music video also shows Carrie Underwood and Ludacris singing the song and includes shots of Underwood in concert as well. The song hit number one on the iTunes Top Songs, debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 digital list, and was No. 7 on the Spotify US Viral 50 charts.