Last night, Carrie Underwood unveiled the new opening for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, along with Joan Jett, as last year’s Super Bowl champions,the New England Patriots, played host to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Carrie, who stars in the NBC SNF show open for the seventh consecutive year, welcomes Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett, who makes an appearance during the performance.
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) September 9, 2019
“We always look for ways to keep the Sunday Night Football open fresh and exciting. This year, we thought the best way would be to kinda kick it back OG and go back to ‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,’ which was the first theme song of this SNF era,” said Carrie. “So, I thought, ‘Well, how do we make that new and exciting, and for me, I was like, ‘What if we got Joan Jett in the mix?’ ‘Would she ever do anything like that?’ We got super lucky that she was excited to be on board. The song is one of hers – ‘Hate Myself for Loving You’ – that they rearranged to fit Sunday Night Football, so I just feel like having her involved just felt really right.” Download the audio from Carrie here.
Carrie, who is making her way to the top of the country charts with “Southbound,” resumes The Cry Pretty Tour 360 Tuesday (September 10th) in San Diego.