Carrie Underwood Lands Sunday Night Football Opening

Carrie Underwood Lands Sunday Night Football Opening

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Just weeks after Faith Hill announced that she was parting ways with Sunday Night Football (SNF), NBC Sports confirmed that Carrie Underwood has landed the gig.

Although there was much speculation about Underwood’s new role on SNF, the news wasn’t confirmed until this afternoon when NBC Sports announced it during a special conference call.

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

“Carrie Underwood was our first and only choice to perform the Sunday Night Football opening,” said SNF producerFred Gaudelli. “She’s one of America’s most popular entertainers and the perfect fit for our show.”

Faith Hill performed the iconic SNF theme song, “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” from 2007-2012.

Underwood is set to make her debut on Sunday, September 8 on NBC’s first SNF broadcast of the 2013 NFL season, a heated NFC East rivalry game when Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants. The opening theme will continue each week kicking off Sunday Night Football every Sunday night throughout the NFL season on NBC.