Carrie Underwood to Open Sunday Night Football for 11th season

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Carrie Underwood returns to sing NBC Sunday Night Football theme for 11th season featuring a new twist

Carrie Underwood will star in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the 11th consecutive season beginning September 10 on NBC and Peacock.

The new show open – headlined by an updated rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – features a concert performance interspersed with augmented reality highlights displayed across a halo scoreboard. The American Idol season 4 winner. who performed the open from The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, home of her ongoing residency, REFLECTION, also adds a surprise new element this season.

“Once again, the incredible Sunday Night Football team came up with a fresh, exciting visual concept that really gave us a chance to play,” Carrie shared in a press statement. “I loved shooting the show open again this year at our home away from home, The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, and can’t wait for another season of football!”

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“We’re thrilled to work with Carrie to capture a new vision for this season’s show open. It sets the tone for the broadcast and pays tribute to the teams, star players and fans in a fun and dynamic way,” said Tripp Dixon, creative director of the SNF show open for each of the past 11 years.

The show open for Sunday Night Football will debut on Sunday, Sept. 10 on NBC and Peacock leading into Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys visiting Daniel Jones and the NFC East rival New York Giants. The matchup marks the series-high fifth time that the Cowboys and Giants have met in the opening NBC Sunday Night Football game.

Carrie’s Deluxe album out in September

Carrie was the first artist to perform at the new Resorts World Theatre, where her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began with sold-out runs in December 2021 and throughout Spring 2022, and resumed in June with more runs continuing in the fall. Her album, Denim & Rhinestones, which she co-produced, is out now, and she recently completed her 43-city U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR. Carrie launched her exclusive year-round SiriusXM channel, CARRIE’S COUNTRY, on June 9 and a deluxe edition of Denim & Rhinestones, featuring six new tracks, will be out September 22.

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