Carrie Underwood Posts Preview Of New ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme With Joan Jett

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For the seventh year, Carrie Underwood will be singing the opening theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football.

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 “Southbound” 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.”

The theme changed up again in 2018, with a new song called “Game On.”

Despite the rave reviews on the new opening, NBC has revealed that they are once again changing the opening song. This year’s change is due to it being the 100th anniversary of the NFL.

And for the centennial celebration every Sunday night, Underwood will be joined by a legendary singer – Joan Jett!

NBC celebrated the change with an announcement on social media.

The photo of the two singers holding a gold football was accompanied by the caption, “Hey Jack, it’s a fact, THE SONG’S BACK IN TOWN. Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett are bringing ‘Waiting All Day’ back to SNF this season!

“It is a perfect way to celebrate the league’s 100th season by going back to the beginning,” Sunday Night Football’s executive producer Frank Gaudelli said, according to The Morning Call. “It is a perfect way to evolve and celebrate the song.”

NBC Sports shared a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the Sunday Night opening.

Along with the behind the scenes video, Underwood just posted a preview of the new song on her Instagram on Monday (August 26), telling everyone to tune in on September 8 to see the full video.

Watch it below.