Posted May 07, 2013

NBC picks Carrie Underwood to sing ‘Sunday Night Football’ theme

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Six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV. (Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV. (Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Faith Hill is out, Carrie Underwood is in when it comes to Sunday night football viewing.

NBC has selected Underwood, the six-time Grammy Award winner and season four American Idol champion, to sing the Sunday Night Football opening theme, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” when the Cowboys host the Giants on Sept. 8.

Hill performed the opening theme from 2007-2012.

“I am thrilled to be a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and am so honored they asked me,” Underwood said in a press release. “I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!”

SNF executive producer Fred Gaudelli said Underwood was the show’s one and only choice to sing the theme after Hill.

Underwood sang the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.


3 comments
opaque
opaque

Amazing the things people get unnecessarily attached to as there's absolutely no reason why Sunday Night Football just HAS to have a theme song or some starlet to sing it.

TOEJAM
TOEJAM

THIS IS A SHAM! IN THIS CONTEMPORARY TIME OF FEEL-GOODNESS ABOUT RACE, PRIME-TIME FOOTBALL IS TRYING TO REFLECT THE VIEWS OF YOUNGER PEOPLE.

 

BUT, SPORTS MEDIA WANTS TO CAPITALIZE ON COUNTRY MUSIC'S IMAGE AS BEING THE MUSIC OF THE HONEST, HARD-WORKING AND "AMERICANA-LOYAL" PEOPLE OF THE HEARTLAND.

 

ALTHOUGH THIS STORY IS ABOUT Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football LURKS IN THE SHADOWS - AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS STORY IS ABOUT Hank Williams, Jr.! NO MATTER WHO SINGS THE JINGLE, IT WILL N-E-V-E-R BE THE SAME WITHOUT Mr. Williams - BUT, THE FEEL-GOOD PEOPLE ON RACE DROVE HIM AWAY AND PAID NO ATTENTION TO THE VIEWS OF FANS.

 

CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON