Football season is almost here! And, as usual, we’ll be “waiting all day for Sunday night,” and not just for the game. We always tune in to see country superstar Carrie Underwood kick off the broadcast with her rousing rendition of the Sunday Night Football theme song.
Carrie has been belting out those famous lyrics since 2013, and she finally confirmed what we were hoping to hear: she’ll be back this year for her 10th season.
Carrie made the announcement by sharing a promotional video with a look back at the past decade of Sunday Night Football openers. She wrote, “10 years and we’re still going strong, @snfonnbc! See you Sunday nights beginning in September! ????”
Fans flooded her comments section with excited messages. One wrote, “Holy cow! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years already. Feels like only yesterday” and another said, “Yass once again the Queen of country never disappoints ????????????❤️.” Several fans agreed on one thing: “She needs to do Super Bowl halftime show!!!!”
The official Sunday Night Football Instagram account shared a photo of Carrie dressed in a silver number 10 football jersey (complete with fringe and sequins!) to announce the news.
This partnership with the NFL is a natural fit for Carrie. She told Taste of Country, “I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing.”
The first official Sunday Night Football game airs on September 11 with a matchup between the Buccaneers and the Cowboys. Tune in on NBC or Peacock!
Katie Bowlby is Digital Director at Country Living, where she covers gift guides, product reviews, crafts, and TV shows like Yellowstone. She’s currently stitching up a cross-stitch pattern for the magazine’s next issue
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