America’s favorite American Idol and “girl next door” has been mostly out of the scene since hosting the Annual Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 2nd. We recently reported that was in large part due to a devastating and unfortunate accident she was in outside her home in Tennessee. It happened just a few days after stealing the stage at the awards show and was simply reported as a fall at first, until weeks later when she revealed it was a lot more than that. After announcing that she had to get 40 stitches to her face following the fall, she’s emerged one more time with a sudden announcement that’s taking her fans, supporters, and even her haters by complete surprise.
When Carrie revealed that her face required extensive stitches after the fall, she did so passively by not showing the actual damage. As we previously reported, she said she got 40 stitches from what was initially described as practically nothing more than a stumble, but did so using a pic of her face wrapped up in a knit scarf. Of course, the selfie was stunning showing her gorgeous eyes, but not the injury everyone wondered about. Now we’re learning the final result of that injury.
We speculated at the time of her telling of her 40 injuries that she would likely use her horrific experience in a positive way – perhaps to empower others to be confident in themselves regardless of anything that makes them different from others. We’re now seeing that the exceptional songbird is doing just that in the most incredible way and certainly coming out as a champion over her injury. We’re pretty sure that if you love Carrie, you’re going to love what she’s doing now and if didn’t like her before, you’ll be her newest fan for this reason.
We’re pretty excited about what Carrie just dropped on all of us, regardless of the shade that CBS Sports just threw on our girl’s new debut:
Songs about sports are rarely good. For every “Heart of a Champion” by Nelly there are a million “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy. They’re contrived, boring, and safe — exactly what good music often isn’t. But if you were wondering, “hey, I wonder what Ludacris is up to” this morning, I highly doubt the first thing that came to mind is “collaborating with Carrie Underwood on a Super Bowl anthem.”
And yet, here we are. Underwood and Luda collaborated on a song called “The Champion” that released on Friday, and it… did not break the mold.
Carrie Underwood is no stranger to contrived NFL theme songs. If she’s been waiting all day for a Sunday night, she’s been waiting all year for Super Bowl Sunday night. And if she’s a Titans fan (I’m guessing here, as she’s married to the Predators’ Mike Fisher) then she can at least say this song could be about the Titans. Luda’s Falcons are still in, too, so what two people are better qualified for this song? Should Migos have had a guest verse? Probably, but it’s too late for that.
Sometimes the empowering songs you sing in the shower are the best one and not those that you think makes you look cool. CBS Sports should take note of that fact because clearly, Carrie knows what she’s doing. We’re pretty sure that her haters, including those who on the surface act to cool for a “champion” song, will be singing along when nobody’s looking. It’s okay, you should, and we don’t blame you for that. The world needs more awesome anthems like this, even if some think it’s cheesy.