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Carrie Underwood is back for 11th consecutive ‘Sunday Night Football’ opening theme

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Carrie Underwood is back for her 11th consecutive year on NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ to sing the show’s opening theme for the 2023-24 season. Underwood posted on social media: “10 years and we’re still going strong, @snfonnbc! See you Sunday nights beginning in September! ”

Underwood’s new NFL intro will open for Sunday Night Football on Sept. 10 before the matchup between the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants. Underwood will again perform an updated version of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” a song based on rocker Joan Jett’s hit “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” The 2023 Sunday Night Football opener was shot at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, where Underwood performs an ongoing residency. The concert footage will be spliced with an announced surprise element.

Underwood took over the reigns for the ‘Sunday Night Football’ opening from Faith Hill, beginning with the 2013 season.  Underwood performed “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” for most of the next 10 seasons, except for two years where she used “Oh, Sunday Night” (based on “Somethin’ Bad,” her duet with Miranda Lambert) and one year with an original song, “Game On.”

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