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Carrie Underwood Makes Return to Sunday Night Football for 11th Consecutive Year

The 8-time GRAMMY Award winner’s track “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” will make its return during SNF Show Open on Sunday, September 10.

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Carrie Underwood is headed back to the football field!

The 8-time GRAMMY Award winner and country music superstar will return to NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the 11th year in a row starting next month on NBC and Peacock.

The musical opener is set to debut right before the Dallas Cowboys versus New York Giants game on Sunday September 10, and is set to contain a new version of the song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which is a track inspired by Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” from her residency, REFLECTION, in Las Vegas.

Underwood says, “Once again, the incredible Sunday Night Football team came up with a concept that really gives us a chance to play. I loved shooting the show open again this year at our home away from home, The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, and can’t wait for another season of football!”

A sneak peek of the opener will air this week on Thursday, August 3rd during NBC’s Hall of Fame Game. This rendition joins the singer for her remix of “Oh, Sunday Night” based on her song “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert and original “Game On.”


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Creative director of the Sunday Night Football openers Tripp Dixon shared, “We’re thrilled to work with Carrie to capture a new vision for this season’s show open. It sets the tone for the broadcast and pays tribute to the teams, star players and fans in a fun and dynamic way.”

The show open for Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for an unprecedented 12 consecutive years, will debut on Sunday, Sept. 10 on NBC and Peacock leading into Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys visiting Daniel Jones and the NFC East rival New York Giants. The matchup marks the series-high fifth time that the Cowboys and Giants have met in the opening NBC Sunday Night Football game.

Check out the full Sunday Night Football schedule below and let us know if you’re excited for the NFL’s return by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post or by sliding into our DMs on Instagram at @celebsecretscountry.

Thurs. Sept. 7 NFL Kickoff  Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs
Sun. Sept. 10 Week 1   Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
Sun. Sept. 17 Week 2   Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
Sun. Sept. 24 Week 3   Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders
Sun. Oct. 1 Week 4 Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets
*Sun. Oct. 8 Week 5   Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Oct. 15 Week 6 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills
*Sun. Oct. 22 Week 7 Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Oct. 29 Week 8 Chicago Bears at L.A. Chargers
*Sun. Nov. 5 Week 9 Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals
*Sun. Nov. 12 Week 10 N.Y. Jets at Las Vegas Raiders
*Sun. Nov. 19 Week 11  Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos
**Thurs. Nov. 23 Week 12 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks
*Sun. Nov. 26 Week 12 Baltimore Ravens at L.A. Chargers
*Sun. Dec. 3 Week 13 Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 10 Week 14 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Dec. 17 Week 15 Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars
Sat. Dec. 23
(4:30 p.m. ET)
Week 16 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sat. Dec. 23
(8:00 p.m. ET)
Week 16 Buffalo Bills at L.A. Chargers *PEACOCK*
*Sun. Dec. 31 Week 17 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
*Sun. Jan. 7 Week 18 TBD

*Flex Week
** Thanksgiving Night Game


  • Brianna Vacca
  • Juliet Schroder

    Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends. Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

Written by Brianna Vacca

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