Carrie Underwood Returns to Sunday Night Football, New Music News

Good news for Carrie Underwood fans! She’ll once again be the voice of Sunday Night Football! SNF tweeted photos of the country superstar recording the new opener!

Carrie took over theme duties from Faith Hill in 2013. It’s the third season the American Idol season 4 winner will perform the re-worked Joan Jett song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” in a taped opener to air ahead of every game. No doubt about it, singing the theme is a fantastic gig. Sunday Night Football has over 20 million viewers weekly. That’s some pretty awesome exposure, right there!

After giving birth to her son, Isaiah in February, Carrie came back from a little break to make numerous appearances during CMA Festival week. She closed the CMT Music Awards with a performance of “Little Toy Guns,” after nabbing 4 trophies, and she headlined a concert at LP Field during the CMA Music Festival in Nashville.

The singer is also hard at work on her next studio album. She tells Country Countdown USA that she’s working with a new producer, and that her new music will have a “rock vibe.”

“There’s definitely a different sound that’s coming together. I want everything to have its own space, and look different, sound different, feel different,” she said of her next record “So I’ve been working with another producer, as well as with Mark Bright, whom I’m always gonna love, but getting things a little different, and it’s been fun.

“I feel things have a different sort of twang to them, kind of a rock twang,” she said, “So there should be some things that they hopefully have liked about the music we’ve done, but also a little growth, a little bit of shift, so still things they’ve liked but new things to see, hear, and feel.”

There’s speculation that the new producer is Jay Joyce, who has also produced for Eric Church and Little Big Town. In this issue of Billboard Mid Week Country Update from last September, Ben Vaughn, EVP of Warner/Chappell Nashville, confirmed that Joyce was working with Carrie and with Kelly Clarkson.

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