Carrie Underwood made her return to NBC's Sunday Night Football, offering a new version of the theme song, "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night." The new recording debuted on Sunday (September 13) ahead of Sunday night's game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Los Angeles Rams.
The new show open features footage of Underwood in a recording studio in Nashville as well as performing in front of a green screen. Computer-generated images of city skylines and fan-submitted video flashed by throughout the video along with cameos from NFL players such as Dak Prescott and Patrick Mahomes.
With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing, the team behind the project had to take a new approach this year. "We all want to make each year feel special and unique, and more than anything, everybody's just grateful that we get to do this," Underwood previously explained. "Fans are going to get to be a part of the open with our world today and trying to do things in a socially distanced manner. That lended itself to giving us a new perspective on the open."
"I think people need Sunday Night Football," she added. "Fans can all kind of unite for a few hours and they get to cheer on their favorite teams, and we need that bit of normalcy, even if we're going about it in a slightly different way."
Check out Underwood's "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" performance below.
2020 NBC Sunday Night Football schedule below.
Thurs. Sept. 10 NFL Kickoff Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs
Sun. Sept. 13 Week 1 Dallas Cowboys at Los Angeles Rams
Sun. Sept. 20 Week 2 New England Patriots at Seattle Seahawks
Sun. Sept. 27 Week 3 Green Bay Packers at New Orleans Saints
Sun. Oct. 4 Week 4 Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Oct. 11 Week 5 Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks
*Sun. Oct. 18 Week 6 Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers
*Sun. Oct. 25 Week 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Las Vegas Raiders
*Sun. Nov. 1 Week 8 Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles
*Sun. Nov. 8 Week 9 New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Sun. Nov. 15 Week 10 Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots
*Sun. Nov. 22 Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders
**Thurs. Nov. 26 Week 12 Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
*Sun. Nov. 29 Week 12 Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Dec. 6 Week 13 Denver Broncos at Kansas City Chiefs
*Sun. Dec. 13 Week 14 Pittsburgh Steelers at Buffalo Bills
*Sun. Dec. 20 Week 15 San Francisco 49ers at Dallas Cowboys
*Sun. Dec. 27 Week 16 Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers
*Sun. Jan. 3 Week 17 TBD
** Thanksgiving Night Game
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