Carrie Underwood to open for Sunday Night Football

Published On May 8, 2013 | By Tyler Scionti

Country music sensation Carrie Underwood is now taking her singing talents to the NFL, as she will open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football on Sept. 8 this fall.

Underwood may be a hockey girl first, as she married Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators, but it appears she’s a football fan too. Underwood will be performing “Waiting all day for Sunday Night” before the Dallas Cowboys square off against the New York Giants.

Underwood said she was thrilled to be called to one of the biggest stages in TV performance history.

“I am thrilled to be a part of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and am so honored they asked me,” Underwood said. “I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!”

While Faith Hill had formerly been the go-to for the traditional performance, reports say that she has thrown in the towel, as she had done enough SNF cameos and it was time to let someone else into the spotlight. Sunday Night Football producer Dred Guadelli was disappointed by the news that Hill was no longer interested in singing for Sunday Night Football, but Underwood was a great person to turn to.

“Faith called me in February and told me that she felt it was time, as she called it, to ‘pass the torch and let somebody else rock the open,'” Guadelli said. “So at that point, I only had one person in my sights, and that was Carrie.… She’s the only person I spoke to about this.”

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Hi I'm Tyler Scionti, I'm a member of the class of 2015 at the College of the Holy Cross where I study English and Economics. At school I cover a variety of sports while also writing a beat column on the Boston Red Sox.