Sunday Night Football is back in action and country music superstar Carrie Underwood has returned to kick things off for the fifth consecutive year after replacing Faith Hill in 2013! Last night, football fans got to enjoy the debut of the 2017-2018 Sunday Night Football theme song just before the season opener between the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants.
In the video, Underwood belts out “Oh, Sunday Night” while being accompanied by ten of the NFL’s biggest stars— Antonio Brown, Derek Carr, Dont’a Hightower, Travis Kelce, Julio Jones, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Patrick Peterson, Jason Pierre-Paul, and Dak Prescott. The catchy tune is a reworked version of her hit 2014 duet “Somethin’ Bad” with fellow female country star Miranda Lambert.
Enjoy the energetic new opener below!
Take us away, @CarrieUnderwood!
— SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) September 11, 2017
“They always feel like they make everything bigger and more grand than the year before,” Underwood shared about the NBC Sports team. “Here I feel like they wanted a theme of unity amongst all the sports fans. Everybody’s tuning in. Everybody’s got their teams that they’re rooting for.”
The action-packed video was shot over three days with a hefty seven-figure budget. The production team also took a fourth day to shoot the opening segment for the 2018 Super Bowl showdown. By the way, Underwood has penned a brand new tune titled “The Champion” for the major sporting event, but we’ll have to wait until February to enjoy it!
“My husband loved it,” Carrie shared about the upcoming Super Bowl anthem. “He would listen to it before playoff games. He was like ‘I want everyone to hear it!’ and I had to tell him, ‘You can’t do that. You can’t play it in the locker room. I’m sorry.’ But that was a good indicator that we were on the right track.”
The Oklahoman has been relatively quiet since the beginning of 2017 on the musical front. Carrie split from longtime label Sony Music Nashville and signed with Universal Music Group earlier this year. Lately, the star has been focusing on songwriting and spending time at home in Tennessee with her 2-year-old son Isaiah and husband Mike Fisher, who recently retired from the NHL. In November, the singer-songwriter will return to co-host the 2017 CMA Awards alongside Brad Paisley.
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