First Listen: Carrie Underwood' New SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL Open Song!
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood's new song "Oh, Sunday Night," the new opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, NBC's Sunday Night Football, is now available to listen to in its entirety on NBCSports.com(here).The open makes its television debut on Sunday, September 11, before the kickoff of New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals on NBC's Sunday Night Football. Underwood is joined in the show open by 12 NFL players, who have accounted for 41 PRO BOWL selections, seven SUPER BOWL rings, and eight first-round draft picks. Following is the complete list of the players: New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr.
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor
Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack
New York Giants QB Eli Manning
Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller
Arizona Cardinals CB PatRick Peterson
Seattle Seahawks S Earl Thomas
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
"Oh, Sunday Night" is set to the music of "Somethin' Bad," a chart-topping duet from Underwood and Miranda Lambert which was released in 2014 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Underwood worked with the songwriters of "Somethin' Bad"- Chris DeStefano, Brett James, and Priscilla Renea - to rewrite the lyrics for Sunday Night Football. The result, "Oh, Sunday Night," was produced by Mark Bright and Chris DeStefano. SNF IS TV'S NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM FOR 5 YEARS RUNNING: For the historic fifth consecutive Sept.-May television season, NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL finished as television's No. 1 primetime show in household rating (13.0) and viewership (22.5 million average), as well as the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic (8.0), based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL is one of only four shows since 1950 to rank No. 1 in primetime for five consecutive TV seasons. About Carrie Underwood: Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 AMERICAN IDOL win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner, she has amassed over 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide, and recorded 24 #1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that have been streamed more than 1.9 billion times worldwide. The first female artist to be twice named the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year, Underwood was recognized as Pollstar's top female country touring artist for her headlining tours in 2008, 2010, and 2012. Her first four studio albums, Some Hearts, Carnival Ride, Play On, and Blown Away - each certified multi-Platinum or Platinum, and each an AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS winner as Country Album of the Year - tallied an incredible 38 weeks at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart. In 2013, Underwood starred as Maria von Trapp in NBC's three-hour holiday blockbuster, the Emmy®-winning The Sound of Music Live!, whose airings attracted 44 million viewers. In December of 2014, the Grand Ole Opry member released her first hits collection, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Billboard's best-selling hits album of 2015, the chart-topping package was certified Platinum in January of 2016, making Underwood the only country artist - and one of only six all-genre artists - to launch an album to Platinum success since the time of its release in December of 2014. Celebrating her first 10 years of music, the collection's 25 songs included two new #1 hits co-written by Underwood: the Platinum-certified, GRAMMY-winning "Something in the Water," as well as the Gold-certified "Little Toy Guns." This year, she will begin her fourth season as THE VOICE of primetime television's #1 program, Sunday Night Football, and return for a ninth consecutive year as co-host of the CMA Awards. Underwood's chart-topping, Gold-certified fifth studio album, Storyteller, has produced three #1 singles with "Smoke Break," "Heartbeat" and "Church Bells."