Carrie Underwood returns to Sunday Night Football on NBC singing the series’ theme song in the new opening clip on Sunday, September 13.
The 2020-2021 season marks the country superstar’s eighth consecutive year singing the Sunday Night Football theme.
This year’s clip marks the first-ever Sunday Night Football show opening that features user-generated content from fans showcasing their team’s spirit in addition to cameos from NFL’s biggest stars which are also recorded remotely due to the ongoing pandemic. The show opener was produced without extras in a studio or stadium uniquely while also celebrating millions of fans who watch the games.
“We are excited about this year’s new collaboration with Carrie, including scenes in the recording studio, and look forward to uniquely incorporating the game’s great fans,” said Tripp Dixon, creative director of the SNF show open.
“We all want to make each year feel special and unique,” Underwood says. “More than anything, everybody’s just grateful that we get to do this.”
See the new video featuring the “Cry Pretty” singer donned in a sparkling silver dress below.
It's time to crank up the sound 😏
— Sunday Night Football (@SNFonNBC) September 14, 2020
“I think people need Sunday Night Football,” Underwood reflects. “We need that bit of normalcy, even if we’re going about it in a slightly different way.”
The theme song is Joan Jett’s popular track “I Hate Myself for Loving You” re-worked and re-written for the football theme to be called “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”
NBC’s Sunday Night Football has been primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented nine consecutive years.
You can see a full list of the upcoming Sunday Night Football games below.
|Sun. Sept. 20||Week 2||New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks|
|Sun. Sept. 27||Week 3||Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints|
|Sun. Oct. 4||Week 4||Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Oct. 11||Week 5||Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks|
|*Sun. Oct. 18||Week 6||Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers|
|*Sun. Oct. 25||Week 7||Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders|
|*Sun. Nov. 1||Week 8||Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles|
|*Sun. Nov. 8||Week 9||New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|*Sun. Nov. 15||Week 10||Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots|
|*Sun. Nov. 22||Week 11||Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders|
|**Thurs. Nov. 26||Week 12||Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|*Sun. Nov. 29||Week 12||Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Dec. 6||Week 13||Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs|
|*Sun. Dec. 13||Week 14||Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills|
|*Sun. Dec. 20||Week 15||San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys|
|*Sun. Dec. 27||Week 16||Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers|
|*Sun. Jan. 3||Week 17||TBD|
See a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the Sunday Night Football opening featuring Carrie Underwood below.