Carrie Underwood is collaborating with this legendary female rocker to officially blow the roof off of NBC’s Sunday Night Football for a duet of the game’s theme song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”
Carrie is working alongside music superstar Joan Jett in this explosive music matchup and a sneak preview of their version of the iconic theme song, as well as its official video, will air during Sunday Night Football‘s halftime on Sunday, August 25. This is ahead of the series season opener, which will begin September 8 when the New England Patriots take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, reported Billboard Magazine.
Billboard revealed that the video for the song was shot in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is home to the Atlanta Falcons. The video shoot will also feature several top NFL players.
Joan’s 1988 hit “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was adapted for the original Sunday Night Football opening tune, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” beginning in 2006. In a full-circle moment 13 years later, the legendary female rock-‘n’-roller is returning to the game in a grand style with a new adaptation of the iconic tune.
In a press release posted by NBC, it was revealed that Carrie came up with the idea for the collaboration between herself and the legendary female music superstar.
“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s, and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open,” she said. “What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on primetime’s biggest stage?”
Fred Gaudelli, the Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, stated in the press release that Joan’s inclusion was a way to celebrate the song they used in the network’s first 10 seasons of the series.
Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett debuted their initial music collaboration during the 2019 CMA Awards, where the country music superstar and the rock-‘n’-roller performed a series of Joan’s biggest tunes, including “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Bad Reputation,” Crimson and Clover,” and “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
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So thankful to the @cma for wanting to honor the women of Country Music for this year’s #CMAAwards ! I couldn’t be more excited to get to stand up there with 2 of my personal heroes… @reba and @dollyparton are trailblazers, icons and legends. We’re gonna make Country Music proud on November 13th! #DreamComeTrue #WomenOfCountryMusic #Sheroes
Carrie will host the CMA Awards for the 12th consecutive year alongside Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton on November 13. She will also return for her seventh season as the voice of Sunday Night Football.
Joan Jett is a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee. She has been awarded eight platinum and gold albums and scored nine Top 40 singles.