She could have said anything on camera, but what Carrie Underwood revealed in a recent interview made me love her even more.
It’s one of the biggest accomplishments in any musician’s life: creating a new theme song for America’s most beloved sport of football.
That’s the honor Carrie Underwood just completed, but it’s what she did off-camera that’s captivating America even more.
When I learned the impact Carrie’s new accomplishment would have on Americans, I realized God had even more extraordinary plans for her.
Carrie just finished filming the music video for “Oh, Sunday Night,” the new Sunday Night Football theme song. It’s a HUGE deal that Carrie was asked to record the new song for one of television’s most popular time slots, not only because she’s making history, but also because it gives her an even bigger platform to share her faith in Jesus Christ.
After watching Carrie discuss her latest accomplishment, it’s clear to see that God is using her to spread the word of Jesus Christ. Last year, Sunday Night Football was averaged about 24 MILLION viewers each week and now, those viewers will witness Carrie Underwood give God all the glory through her gift of music too.
Here’s 3 Reasons Why Carrie Underwood Is Changing America:
#1: In a world pre-occupied with judging others, Carrie teaches us the vital values of free will and unconditional love.
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.” – James 3:17
Carrie’s divine wisdom and strong relationship with Jesus Christ has allowed her to learn and apply a lesson we all struggle with daily — not judging others.
“I am a Christian, and I do love the Lord, and I feel no matter who you are, what you believe, how you live your life, it’s not my place to judge. I don’t have that power. I don’t want that power. It’s my place to love and to show God’s love to other people, even if they don’t live a life like I live,” Carrie said.
“Everybody has the power to do something, to be a contributing force and I would rather people look back on my life and say, ‘She made the world a better place.’ We can all do things like that, and I believe that when opportunities arise for you to do good, you should do good,” Carrie said.
#2: Instead of being bound by bitterness, Carrie loves her enemies — and prays for them too.
“Do not repay evil with evil, or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” – 1 Peter 3:9
With all the hate surrounding us these days, it’s refreshing to see Carrie Underwood outshine the darkness with the light of the Lord. While most people tend to be angry at their ‘enemies,’ Carrie reminds us the beauty of forgiveness and compassion.
We could all learn a valuable life lesson from Carrie’s tweet in response to the criticism she received for her portrayal of “Maria Von Trapp” in Sound of Music Live in 2013. Instead of feeding into their negativity, Carrie took the high road by PRAYING for her enemies. In the tweet, Carrie referred to 1 Peter 2:1-25, one of her favorite Bible passages that speaks to hearts of all diversities:
Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus. They will be in my prayers tonight… 1 Peter 2:1-25
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) December 7, 2013
“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.” – 1 Peter 2:1
#3: While many absorb themselves in fame and fortune, Carrie has her priorities in order.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21
As if the rise in American divorce rates isn’t devastating enough, the negative impacts that divorce has on children of divorced parents is even more devastating. American families have been shattered by the rising divorce statistics — and the infinite magazine covers of failed celebrity marriages only perpetuates the divorce epidemic. However, Carrie and Mike give us hope that happy families can still exist — but only if our priorities are properly aligned.
No matter how big that red carpet is, Carrie Underwood always puts family first. Carrie spends as much time as possible hanging out at home with her hubby and son Isaiah. She also still visits her extended family in Oklahoma when she can.
“I love being around my friends and my family and spending time with my husband. I like being normal and recharging my batteries, and I feel like I have the coolest job in the world where I get to get on stage and perform and get to do a lot of really amazing things.” – Carrie Underwood
Instead of indulging herself in material items and a luxurious lifestyle, Carrie and her husband invest in their marriage and family. And Carrie’s strong relationship with Jesus Christ keeps her grounded.
Carrie’s properly aligned priorities can also be seen in her humble disclosure about recording the music video for “Oh, Sunday Night.” Instead of soaking up the spotlight, she chose to uplift others and acknowledge the power of positive energy. Carrie’s devout Christian faith has equipped her with the ability to remain humble.
“It’s been really great with the new song, and there was kind of a new energy in the building today. It was nice to be around the guys and see them interact with each other and just get to hang around them for the day,” Carrie said.
“Oh, Sunday Night” is based on her 2014 hit country duet “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert, which earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for Underwood and Lambert, and it replaces “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the Sunday Night Football theme song from 2006 through 2015. The new theme song will premiere on Sept. 11 when the Patriots meet the Cardinals. Carrie has been singing the SNF theme since 2013, when she took over Faith Hill’s duties, making the upcoming season her fourth as the voice of the introduction.
With all of Carrie’s accomplishments and blessings, she could easily fall into the trap of greed and success that so many are obsessed with. However, Carrie reminds us that a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to truly be happy.
Watch behind-the-scenes of Carrie’s new Sunday Night Football song!
Thank you, Carrie Underwood for faithfully shining the light of the Lord in a world that’s drowning in darkness. Your latest accomplishment is a beautiful example of the reward that comes when we submit ourselves to Jesus Christ.
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“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.” – Proverbs 31:30