NBC revealed today that they have selected Carrie Underwood to replace Faith Hill on “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the song used to open Sunday Night Football. The country superstar will takeover the opening theme starting this fall.
Underwood took to Twitter yesterday (May 7) to share her excitement over the big news.
I am so excited to be a part of Sunday Night Football!!! I’ve been a football fan my entire life…We’re going to have so much fun!
— Carrie Underwood (@carrieunderwood) May 7, 2013
Underwood’s debut on the program is slated for the September 8 broadcast, which includes rivals Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. She will then continue every Sunday night for the remainder of the 2013 season.
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is a reworked version of Joan Jett’s 1988 hit, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” Hill sang the song from 2007 to 2012 and last month called her six-year run “an honor” on Twitter, but noted that it was “time 2 let someone else rock the open.”
Amazing 2 have been part of SNF – an honor. I’ve just let everyone there know it’s time 2 let someone else rock the open.
— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) April 15, 2013
Before Hill, Pink performed the theme song during Sunday Night Football‘s inaugural season in 2006.
– Jodi Phillips, The New 103.7/Charlotte