Carrie Underwood Records New Opening Theme for ‘Sunday Night Football’
Carrie Underwood fans won't be waiting all day for Sunday night anymore.
Actually, they probably will ... they just won't be hearing that song as the theme for NBC's Sunday Night Football again this year. Underwood has recorded a new theme for the long-running sports program, "Oh, Sunday Night," which will debut on Sept. 11, when the Patriots face the Cardinals.
A press release described the new opening song as a "mix of country, rock, and pop."
“I love being part of the Sunday Night Football family and can’t wait for the fans to hear the new theme song,” says Underwood, who is in her fourth year as the voice of the opener after taking over for Faith Hill.
"Oh, Sunday Night" is set to the music of "Somethin' Bad," Underwood's hit duet with Miranda Lambert, which was released in 2014 and earned the pair a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Underwood worked with songwriters Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea, who wrote "Somethin' Bad," to re-slant the lyrics for Sunday Night Football. Mark Bright and DeStefano produced the track for "Oh, Sunday Night."
“We’re excited to kick off our second decade of Sunday Night Football on NBC with a new opening theme,” says Sunday Night Football Executive Producer Fred Gaudelli. “Earlier this offseason, Carrie said she had a special idea for a new SNF open song. When we got into the recording studio in Nashville, the song instantly came to life, and will be a dynamic addition to our show.”
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