Are you ready for some football?!
The National Football League (NFL) will begin on Sept. 6 when the Atlanta Falcons take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Carrie Underwood will be back in the game, returning for the opening theme of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Singing “Oh, Sunday Night,” the Oklahoma native is joined by 10 NFL players, who, among them, have five Super Bowl Rings, four first-round draft picks and accounted for 19 Pro Bowl selections.
The players included in the music video are Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff*, Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins*, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley*, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz*, Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson*, Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox*, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson (*denotes debut in the SNF opening).
Until now, details have been kept mum about Underwood’s opening, with the exception of a photo posted by Sunday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli.
“Shooting the 2018 Sunday Night Football open with Carrie Underwood,” he wrote with Underwood pictured in a black leather outfit, surrounded by professional dancers.
Performing the song for the NFL ha been a long-awaited dream for the “Cry Pretty” singer, who grew up a huge football fan.
“I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing,” Underwood said recently.
2018 will mark Underwood’s sixth year as the voice for Sunday Night Football.