Once again, American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood is singing the Sunday Night Football theme. The new intro clip, featuring a brand new song titled “Game On” debuted on NBC on September 9. Check out the FULL clip below.
When Carrie took over the SNF theme song from Faith Hill in 2013, she re-recorded “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” a reworked version of Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself For Loving You.” In 2016, Carrie introduced “Oh Sunday Night,” which took elements from her 2014 duet hit with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.”
“We wrote a new song for it, because I feel like they’re always open to that, and they’re always looking for ways to freshen things up,” said Carrie. “So, they always just say, ‘Hey! If you’ve got anything else back there, whatever you’re working on, bring it. We’ll see how we feel about it.’ This year we wrote a song called ‘Game On’ for the opening, and it was just a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun getting to be a part of football. I grew up watching football, of course, and watching Sunday Night Football, and to just to have kind of a little part to the whole thing is pretty cool and pretty special.”
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For the new theme, Carrie is joined by NFL players, who have accounted for 19 Pro Bowl selections, five Super Bowl rings, and four first-round draft picks. Check out the roster of players participating in the open, which was shot this summer, plus the SNF schedule at this link.
Carrie is set to release her next studio album, Cry Pretty, on September 14. Appearances include the Tonight Show on Sept 13, the Today show on Sept 14, Ellen Degeneres Show on September 19, and the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sept 22. Additionally, for the 11th straight year, the singer will co-host ABC’s CMA Awards with Brad Paisley on November 14.
The SNF Sunday premiere featured the Chicago Bears vs the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.