The folks at NBC promised a big announcement for football fans on Tuesday afternoon and it had to do with the opening scene of Sunday Night Football. We had all known that Faith Hill would be stepping down and no longer singing the theme song for Sunday Night Football, so it was clear that the “big announcement” would have to do with her replacements.
That is exactly what happened.
NBC announced that former ”American Idol” champion and Grammy winner Carrie Underwood would be replacing Hill and singing a new version of ”Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” as a lead in to the match ups.
Underwood is certainly a popular icon in the country music world, so she should be able to step in without a beat to continue getting fans pumped up for the Sunday night games — I mean, isn’t that what the song is supposed to do?
If nothing else, Underwood’s version of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” will certainly be better than the horrifying intro song the NFL Network uses on Thursday Night Football with Cee-Lo Green, so that is a plus.
The first time we will get to hear Underwood flex her golden pipes on NBC will be September 8, when the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys at Jerry World.