Carrie Underwood is taking fans behind the scenes of the highly anticipated new Sunday Night Football opening ahead of its September 8 premiere.
In a new clip that debuted during halftime of the Pittsburgh-Tennessee preseason game on NBC, Underwood shares her thoughts on the new opening and gives fans a sneak peek of the star-studded clip.
“They always go all-out on the Sunday Night Football open,” the seven-time Grammy winner says while filming on location at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The superstar goes on to explain their decision to bring back the original theme song, “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” revealing that they “toyed around” with the idea of bringing the song back to celebrate the 100th season of the NFL.
“I’ve always been a fan of Joan Jett,” she confessed. “It is her song. I will use any excuse I can to work with Joan Jett, I just hope I can keep up.”
The sneak preview shows footage of Underwood and Jett performing together as well as clips of the 13 NFL players who will appear in the opening sequence. Those players include: Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones, Chicago Bears DB Kyle Fuller, Chicago Bears LB Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky, Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield, Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff, Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz, Philadelphia TE Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football is primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented eight consecutive years. The complete new clip will make its debut Sunday, Sept. 8, as the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots host the Pittsburgh Steelers. Check out the sneak peek above.