Just two days before the much-anticipated NFL Sunday Night Football kickoff, Carrie Underwood is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at her 10th season SNF show opener.
The country superstar took to social media on Friday (Sept. 9) to share a clip of the filming, which took place in Sin City, and reveal what fans can expect from this season’s exciting opening number.
“Here’s a peek behind the scenes of this season’s @SNFonNBC Open shoot! Now we wait for SUNDAY NIGHT!” Underwood captioned the clip.
The video, which was filmed at Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, finds Underwood narrating over clips of the recording process of the show opener. Included in the sneak peek are live performance clips, interview segments, fan interactions, photoshoot b-roll, and more.
“We are at the Theatre at Resorts World in fabulous Las Vegas and we are shooting my tenth Sunday Night Football open,” Underwood says. “They are always switching up the look and the feel of the open for fans to feel like they’re a part of it and get to be in it is really cool.”
The “Ghost Story” singer continues to praise the NFL’s Sunday Night Football opener, saying it’s “very exciting.”
“I feel like whenever you’re watching it, you feel like something big’s about to happen,” the Oklahoma native adds. “I love being a part of Sunday Night Football.”
The preview video also showcases a look back at Underwood’s iconic show opens from years past as she admits, “A lot has happened in the past ten years. So many memorable, incredible moments. Things just keep getting bigger and better. I can’t wait to see what’s gonna come next.”
The 2022 Sunday Night Football show opening finds Underwood reprising “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night,” which is a play on Joan Jett’s 1988 hit, “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”
The show open for Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years, will debut on Sunday, Sept. 11 on NBC and Peacock leading into Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.
Resorts World Theatre is the same venue that also hosts Carrie Underwood’s electrifying Las Vegas Residency, which will make its return in 2023. Until then, fans can catch Underwood on her long-awaited Denim & Rhinestones Tour.
The 43-city trek kicks off on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina, and will feature Jimmie Allen on all dates. The tour runs through March 17, 2023.
Tickets for the Denim & Rhinestones Tour are on sale now.
Underwood will donate $1 from each ticket sold to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation (t2t.org), which has been helping America’s heroes since 9/11 by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building custom-designed smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. The Foundation is also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and aiding the victims of major U.S. disasters.
The tour is in support of Carrie Underwood’s newest album, Denim & Rhinestones, which dropped in June. The album features her chart-climbing single, “Ghost Story,” as well as fan favorite tracks like “Pink Champagne,” “Crazy Angels,” and “Velvet Heartbreak.”
“We cover a lot of ground on this album,” Underwood previously shared in a press release. ”We have a lot of songs that have a bit of a ‘throwback’ feel, but they sound super fresh. I grew up listening to so many different kinds of music and that is extremely evident in this body of work.”
“These are musical influences that are all in me and work their way out, and I just decided this time not to get in their way,” the Oklahoma native added. “I think this whole album ended up being a big reflection of me as a person and as an artist.”