VIDEO: First Listen - Carrie Underwood is New Voice of NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Anthem
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Carrie Underwood has been officially named the new face (and voice) of NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL. The network gave viewers a sneak peek at the latest version of the "Waiting All Day For Sunday Night" anthem. Underwood follows in the footsteps of country music legend Faith Hill, who performed the opening theme from 2007-12. Get a first listen below!
Underwood will star in the coveted role of Maria von Trapp in NBC's live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," based on the original Broadway musical. The live telecast of "The Sound of Music" will be a three-hour event on a date to be announced near the holidays in 2013.
With more than 15 million albums sold worldwide, 16 #1 singles (seven of which were co-written by Underwood) and five Grammys, Underwood is fueled by a Restless creative spirit as she released her most ambitious project yet in her current platinum-selling album "Blown Away."
She's won a vast array of awards, including three female vocalist awards from both the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). In 2010, when Underwood garnered her second win as ACM Entertainer of the Year, she became the first female artist in history to win the award twice. Underwood also received the ACM Triple Crown Award, thanks to her past wins for the categories of Entertainer of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and Top New Female Vocalist. Underwood also has won seven American Music Awards, six People's Choice Awards, nine CMT Music Awards, nine American Country Awards, and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for "There's a Place for Us" from "Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader," which she both recorded and co-wrote. She became America's sweetheart in 2005 when she won the fourth season of "American Idol," a vehicle that transformed her from a shy Oklahoma girl with a great voice to a budding superstar.