The minute-long clip begins with the powerhouse singer strutting across the rooftop of a building with a city skyline in the background. As she begins singing, clips of football players including Russell Wilson, QB Seattle Seahawks; Julio Jones, WR Atlanta Falcons; Baker Mayfield, QB Cleveland Browns and others, flash across the screen.
As the song progresses, Underwood makes her way to a stage within the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Atlanta to belt out “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” alongside rock icon Joan Jett. The two jam out in between more clips from Sunday Night Football from throughout past seasons.
Jett’s appearance marks a milestone for the NBC special as her song “I Hate Myself For Loving You” was adapted for the original “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” theme, which debuted in 2006.
“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open,” Underwood said previously in a press release. “What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on primetime’s biggest stage?”
Underwood and Jett’s new open will air every Sunday night ahead of the featured game. For a full schedule, check out the list below.
2019 NBC Sunday Night Football Schedule:
Thurs. Sept. 5 NFL Kickoff Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears
Sun. Sept. 8 Week 1 Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots
Sun. Sept. 15 Week 2 Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons
Sun. Sept. 22 Week 3 Los Angeles Rams at Cleveland Browns
Sun. Sept. 29 Week 4 Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints
*Sun. Oct. 6 Week 5 Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Oct. 13 Week 6 Pittsburgh Steelers at Los Angeles Chargers
*Sun. Oct. 20 Week 7 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Oct. 27 Week 8 Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Nov. 3 Week 9 New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens
*Sun. Nov. 10 Week 10 Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Nov. 17 Week 11 Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams
*Sun. Nov. 24 Week 12 Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
**Thurs. Nov. 28 Week 13 New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
*Sun. Dec. 1 Week 13 New England Patriots at Houston Texans
*Sun. Dec. 8 Week 14 Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams
*Sun. Dec. 15 Week 15 Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 22 Week 16 Kansas City Chiefs at Chicago Bears
*Sun. Dec. 29 Week 17 TBD
** Thanksgiving Night Game