Watch Carrie Underwood, Joan Jett’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Opening

The long-awaited new Sunday Night Football opening, featuring country superstar Carrie Underwood and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 9, 2019


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Joan Jett, Carrie Underwood; Photo Courtesy Sunday Night Football

The long-awaited new Sunday Night Football opening, featuring country superstar Carrie Underwood and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett, is finally here!

Making its debut on Sunday (Sept. 8), the new SNF opener features a new rendition of the original SNF theme song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which was originally based on Jett’s 1988 Top 10 hit, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”

Underwood opens the rockin’ new clip on a city rooftop. As she makes her way to the stage singing the iconic theme song, footage of various NFL players, including 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, flash across the screen.

Underwood then joins Jett on stage at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to perform the rest of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” in front of thousands of adoring fans.

“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open,” Underwood previously shared. “What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on primetime’s biggest stage?”

Underwood and Jett previously joined forces at CMA Fest in June when the rocker joined the seven-time Grammy winner to sing a number of Jett’s biggest hits on stage at Nissan Stadium.

The new Sunday Night Football opening will air throughout the NFL season on NBC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.