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Carrie Underwood (NBCUniversal image courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville)
Carrie Underwood (NBCUniversal image courtesy of Universal Music Group Nashville)

Carrie Underwood marks 10th season starring in show open for NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'


Fri, Aug 19th 2022 08:00 pm

Premiering Sunday, Sept. 11

Multi-Platinum, eight-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood will star in the show open for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” for the 10th consecutive season, beginning in September on NBC and Peacock.

Underwood performed the show open – featuring an updated rendition of the now-iconic “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” – from The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, home of her ongoing residency, “Reflection.”

A press release stated, “For the first time, the show open will highlight the game-day energy around each ‘Sunday Night Football’ game, as a dedicated film crew will capture the atmosphere leading up to kickoff – including fans tailgating and prepping for the game, player arrivals, and scenes from the host city.”

Underwood said, “Performing the show open for ‘Sunday Night Football’ for 10 years has been such a joy and privilege for me. It’s always a fun day when we shoot the new open – our amazing creative team somehow manages to top themselves year after year.”

The show open for “Sunday Night Football,” primetime television’s No. 1 program for 11 consecutive years, will debut Sunday, Sept. 11, on NBC and Peacock leading into Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.

NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” finished the 2021-22 TV season as primetime’s No. 1 TV show in all key metrics for an unprecedented 11th consecutive year – adding to its record for the most consecutive years atop the charts (since 1950), based on official live plus same day data provided by Nielsen. “Sunday Night Football” also ranked as the No. 1 show in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic for the 12th consecutive TV season.

Underwood’s new album, “Denim & Rhinestones,” which she co-produced with David Garcia, is out now. The first single from the album, “Ghost Story,” is sitting inside the Top 10 on the country charts.

She recently announced her 43-city U.S. arena trek, “The Denim & Rhinestones Tour,” kicking off Oct. 15, with dates throughout fall 2022 and spring 2023.

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