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Wednesday 24th January 2018

Carrie Underwood Releases Powerful New Song after Injury

Her Twitter surprise!

Carrie Underwood surprised her fans by dropping a powerful new song on Twitter just weeks after she suffered a shocking injury after a fall at home.

The country music superstar posted the following message on Twitter: “'The Champion’ featuring @Ludacris is out now!”

Carrie then posted a link where fans could download the song for purchase.

“The Champion” will be featured on Super Bowl LII’s open as well as during the 2018 Winter Olympics Games coverage.

Carrie Underwood's new song is called "The Champion." (Credit: Judy Eddy/WENN.com)

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On her official website, Carrie revealed that she will open NBC’s Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4 with a video that she filmed.

Carrie has been both the face and voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football show intro for the last five seasons.

She co-wrote “The Champion” with fellow songwriters Brett James, Chris DeStefano, and Christopher Bridges, who is better known as the rapper Ludacris.

The country star unveiled the track weeks after suffering a serious fall at her home. (Credit: Supplied by WENN.com)

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“When we met with Carrie last year to discuss the Super Bowl open, we each brought ideas. Carrie presented first," said Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of NBC Sunday Night Football and the network’s Super Bowl LII presentation.

"After she spoke, we looked at each other and said ‘that’s the one.'

“Later on, our Olympics producers listened to ‘The Champion’ and decided that it would be a perfect complement to our Winter Games coverage."

He added: "We are excited to highlight ‘The Champion’ in two events on the global stage in February."

Ludacris collaborated with Carrie on "The Champion." (Credit: Instagram/@itsludacris)

In an NBC Universal press release Carrie said: “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.

“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!"

Ludacris said of his input: “It was a pleasure to collaborate with Carrie for this inspirational song.”

Carrie Underwood continues to recover from a November fall at her Nashville home, which not only resulted in a broken wrist, but "40 to 50 stitches" to her face.

Check out the Carrie's latest song here: