Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme Revamped for 2016-2017 Season
Even non-football fans will want to tune into Sunday Night Football this fall: Carrie Underwood will be singing a brand-new theme song, inspired by one of her previous hits, for NBC's prime-time football program.
According a press release, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the SNF theme song from 2006 through 2015, is being retired; in its place will be a new track, "Oh, Sunday Night." The song is set to the tune of "Somethin' Bad," the Underwood and Miranda Lambert Grammy-nominated hit, and Underwood worked with that song's writers, Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea, to rewrite the lyrics.
"It has such a great stomp-clap, a "We Will Rock You" kind of feel to it," says Underwood. "This is such a high-energy song."
Additionally, Underwood reveals that "Oh, Sunday Night" begins more quietly than the original, and an added bridge helps the song work with a new video introduction.
“I love being part of the Sunday Night Football family and can’t wait for the fans to hear the new theme song,” adds Underwood, who is entering her fourth season of performing the SNF theme.
“We’re excited to kick off our second decade of Sunday Night Football on NBC with a new opening theme,” says Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. “When we got into the recording studio in Nashville, the song instantly came to life, and will be a dynamic addition to our show.”
Fans will first hear "Oh, Sunday Night" on Sept. 11, during the first Sunday Night Football game of the 2016-2017 season, between the New England Patriots and the Arizona Cardinals. The game is set to begin at 8:30PM ET on NBC.
Underwood is currently on the road, on her 2016 Storyteller Tour, which she recently extended through November.
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