Carrie Underwood’s Mom Just ‘Crushed’ ‘The Champion’ Rap [WATCH]
During her Cry Pretty 306 Tour, Carrie Underwood has been inviting fans onstage to perform the rap verse of her song "The Champion." At her Thursday night (Oct. 24) tour stop in Tulsa, Okla., however, Underwood bestowed that honor on someone extra special: her mom, Carole Underwood.
Underwood's Tulsa tour stop was something of a hometown performance for the country superstar, who grew up in nearby Checotah. Footage from the show, which Underwood shared on Instagram after the fact, shows Carole standing onstage opposite her daughter, gamely laying down the lines originally performed by rapper Ludacris. In a tweet, Underwood calls her mom an "amazing champion," and says she "crushed it."
"Nailed it! I kept trying to keep her on track! 😂" Underwood writes in the caption of her Instagram video. "At the end she said, 'Did I do OK?' Who knew Mom could rap?!"
"The Champion" was originally released by Underwood and Ludacris in early 2018, for use during NBC's coverage of Super Bowl LII and the 2018 Winter Olympics. The pair co-wrote the anthemic track with Brett James and Chris DeStefano.
Underwood's 2019 Cry Pretty Tour 360 began in May and will wrap up on Halloween (Oct. 31) in Detroit, Mich. Shortly thereafter, on Nov. 13, Underwood will co-host the 2019 CMA Awards, for a 12th consecutive year, this time with Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton as her co-hosts. Underwood. She is nominated at the show for, among other honors, the night's top prize, Entertainer of the Year.
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