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Carrie Underwood arrives at the 51st annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Carrie Underwood dropped a new song called 'The Champion' for the Super Bowl

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Country star Carrie Underwood teamed up with Ludacris to co-write a new song, "The Champion," which will open the Super Bowl on Feb. 4 airing on NBC.

The song and the accompanying video was released Friday. "The Champion," also written by country songwriters Brett James and Chris DeStefano.

Underwood said in a statement that "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."

Underwood has been performing the opening song for Sunday Night Football on NBC for the last five seasons.

"The Champion" will open NBC's broadcast of Super Bowl LII, set for February 4th in Minneapolis. Additionally, the song will feature in NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, beginning February 9th.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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