As an Oklahoma native, Carrie Underwood grew up with the love of football running through her veins.
While the singer may be a big part of the country music industry and she married a man from the National Hockey League, her heart still remains full for football. Taking on the role as the voice of Sunday Night Football, Underwood actually sits down to catch the games on the weekend whenever she finds a spare minute.
“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.
Underwood devotes herself to football so much that she decided to release a new collaboration in perfect timing with the NFL’s biggest event, Super Bowl LII. Although the teams going head-to-head that day are still undecided, it can be confirmed that Underwood will get her own time to shine when her latest track, “The Champion,” makes a special appearance during the game.
“Being a part of the Super Bowl is especially amazing because that’s just the biggest of the big. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life,” she gushed.
Super Bowl LII will broadcast live on Sunday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. EST on NBC.