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Carrie Underwood gets 'Sunday Night Football' theme

3:04 PM, May 7, 2013   |    comments
Carrie Underwood. (Photo credit FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Brian Mansfield, USA TODAY

Goodbye, Faith Hill. Hello, Carrie Underwood.

She may have married into professional hockey, but the Grammy-winning American Idol champion will sing Waiting All Day for Sunday Night, the opening theme for NBC's Sunday Night Football, this season. She'll make her Sunday Night Football debut on Sept. 8, when the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants.

"I am thrilled to be a part of NBC's Sunday Night Football and am so honored they asked me," Underwood said in a press release. "I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!"

SNF executive producer Fred Gaudelli says Underwood, who'll star in a live production of The Sound of Music on NBC this fall, was the show's first and only choice for a new theme singer.

USA TODAY

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