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Carrie Underwood to replace Faith Hill in the Sunday night Football opener

May 08, 2013 -- 12:56pm


Carrie Underwood will be taking over NBC's Sunday Night Football opening theme song this season. She is replacing Faith Hill who recently announced plans to retire from singing "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" after five seasons. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon (May 7th) during a press conference, Underwood said, "I think it's the perfect fit. I am such a sports fan and football fan, and we love Sunday nights around my household, so for me to be a part of it is something really special." Noting she has not yet recorded her new version of the song that's based on Joan Jett's "I Hate Myself for Loving You," Underwood said, "We definitely want to make it sound different, sound like me. Faith put her stamp on it for a long time and did such a wonderful job. It was totally Faith. She owned it, so we definitely wanted to be mindful of that and go in and change things up a little bit."

The first 'Sunday Night Football’ game is set for September 8th, when the N.Y. Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys.

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