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In 2007, country music took over NBC’s Sunday Night Football opening theme. Faith Hill replaced singer P!nk that year to sing “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.” After several years of Hill leading the charge, superstar Carrie Underwood made her debut as the Sunday Night Football theme singer in 2013.
The “Cry Pretty” singer continued on the tradition of singing “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” which is a reworking of the Joan Jett song “I Hate Myself For Loving You.” After a few years of performing the Sunday Night staple, the song changed to “Oh, Sunday Night,” a song inspired by Underwood’s duet with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.”
Like previous years, the song’s lyrics change just a bit each week to be about the two teams that are gearing up to play each other that night.
Even though the first Sunday Night Football of 2018 won’t be until September 6, Underwood is already hard at work on the opening, and we got a first look – thanks to an Instagram post from Fred Gaudelli, the executive producer of Sunday Night Football on NBC.
Wearing a two-piece leather outfit with her long blonde locks flowing in the wind, Underwood is joined in the photo by six NFL cheerleaders.
Sunday Night Football on NBC also uploaded a few photos to their Instagram page – with Underwood wearing a couple different looks!
This sneak peek is getting us anxious for this year’s theme to air, but we know we’ll have to wait until September.
To get ready for the 2018 Sunday Night Football theme song, watch 2017’s red-hot version! We’re not sure how in the world will they’ll be able to top it, but we have full confidence that they will!
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