Dallas & Brenda Nashville Notes: Carrie Underwood’s spikes it with awesome Superbowl opener”The Champion”/ Keith Urban livestream this Wednesday

Carrie Underwood spikes the ball with “The Champion” for Super Bowl LII open

Move over “Fight Song” — Carrie Underwood has just unleashed “The Champion,” her anthemic new track that will heard at the opening of NBC’s Super Bowl LII on February 4. 

Carrie is no stranger to the gridiron: she has been the face and voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show open for the last five seasons. 

Carrie’s just-released “The Champion” was co-written by rapper Christopher “Ludacris” BridgesBrett James, and Chris DeStefano.

“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,” Carrie explained in a statement. “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!”

Along with the track, Carrie has released a lyric video for the song, which will also be heard as part of NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage. A full video will make its debut at the open of the Super Bowl.


Tune in for Keith Urban’s livestream event Wednesday on his Facebook page, starting at 7 p.m. CT.

Garth Brooks will play Thursday, February 1, during the 25th Annual Alive at the Bluebird series of shows at Music City’s iconic singer/songwriter venue. Kent BlazyPat AlgerVictoria Shaw and Tony Arata will join him for the 9 p.m. CT set. Tickets go on sale this Thursday at Proceeds go to Nashville’s Alive Hospice.

You can watch newcomer Cale Dodds’ debut music video for “Take You Back” on YouTube now.

Jillian Jacqueline has released the video for her new single, “Reasons,” just ahead of her performance of the song Monday on Late Night with Seth Meyers. You can watch for her performance starting at 12:35 a.m. ET on NBC.