Today marks the thirty-fifth year of Carrie Underwood‘s life — a life that has blessed the masses for over a decade. This champion has become a staple in country music since the day she walked off the American Idol stage and began to release songs to radio, and she hasn’t taken a success “smoke break” yet.
Not only has Underwood been hugely successful in the country space; she has also become a crossover sensation, garnering hits in other genres with “Jesus Takes the Wheel” and “Before He Cheats.” The two tracks were a part of her debut album, Some Hearts, which earned her Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, as well as accolades for the album itself.
Her latest song, “The Champion,” featuring rap star Ludacris, was written for the Winter Olympics and was soon adopted by the NFL for Super Bowl LII. The music video, which was released only a week ago and already has recorded over four million YouTube views.
Aside from her stellar resume as a singer-songwriter, Underwood has been hosting the annual CMAs along side Brad Paisley for ten years. She has also appeared in the film Soul Surfer and starred as Fraulein Maria in the live televised version of the Oscar-winning The Sound of Music.
Yes, this country music superstar is a trend-setting, road-paving, master at her craft. Underwood has done her share to change the ways and minds of the genre, and has done so with grace and dignity, making it possible for those who follow in her footsteps to find a career doing what they love.
Watch Carrie Underwood’s brand new “The Champion” music video above, and join us in celebrating her beautiful life by leaving a comment here!