Capitol Nashville’s Carrie Underwood surprised choir students from Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Old Hickory, TN after a video of them singing her song “The Champion” caught her eye. The students were invited to perform the inspirational song in front of 50,000 fans during CMA Fest at Nashville’s Nissan Stadium in June. During a final rehearsal before the performance, Underwood decided to stop in to offer encouragement. Watch the surprise happen here, and watch the original video that caught Underwood’s eye here.
The elementary school is a grantee of the CMA Foundation, which works to provide every student with music education. The three-hour “CMA Fest” special, which includes a performance from Underwood, airs on ABC on Sunday, August 4th at 8p (ET).