NBCUniversalCarrie Underwood and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett already teamed up earlier this summer to play CMA Fest together in Nashville, and now they’re reuniting for this year’s Sunday Night Football open.
They’ll perform the original SNF opening number “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which is actually based on Joan’s 1988 hit, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
“I have always been a huge fan of Joan’s,” Carrie says, “and I’m thrilled that she’s joining us for the Sunday Night Football open. What better way to pay homage to the original SNF opening song than by getting to play with her on prime time’s biggest stage?”
For the first time ever, this year’s open was filmed at an NFL stadium, with as-yet-unannounced players joining Carrie and Joan at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
You can get your first look at this year’s theme this Sunday night, during halftime of the Steelers/Titans pre-season game, which starts at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. You’ll be able to see the full version before the first official game on Sunday, September 8.
This is Carrie’s seventh year in a row starring in the Sunday Night Football open.
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