Carrie Underwood + Joan Jett Rock 2019-2020 ‘Sunday Night Football’ Opening [WATCH]
Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett rock out in their new Sunday Night Football opening video, celebrating the 2019-2020 NFL season. Press play above to watch the new clip, which debuted on Sunday night (Sept. 8).
In addition to Jett, 13 NFL players are featured in SNF's new opening video, which was filmed at Atlanta, Ga.'s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. This year's Sunday Night Football clip is the first to be filmed in one of the National Football League's stadiums.
The 2019-2020 season is the NFL's 100th, hence Underwood and company's decision to bring SNF's original song, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," back for the year. Jett's song "I Hate Myself for Loving You" is the song on which "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" is based; it was used as Saturday Night Football's theme from the 2006-2007 season through the 2015-2016 season.
Underwood is singing the SNF theme song for a seventh consecutive season in 2019-2020. She is the third artist to sing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," following pop star Pink (2006-2007) and Faith Hill (2007-2013). Underwood originally sang the song from 2013 until 2016, when she debuted "Oh, Sunday Night" as Sunday Night Football's new theme song. Another new song, "Game On," was used for the 2018-2019 season, but in June, singer-songwriter Heidi Merrill sued Underwood, producer Mark Bright and others for copyright infringement, claiming that the song is similar to her own song of the same name.
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