An artist is pissed over Carrie Underwood’s Sunday Night Football theme song, Heidi Merrill says that Carrie took her “Game On” song and she’s suing.
Merrill did “Game On” in 2016 and posted it to YouTube in 2017. Then, Merrill met Underwood’s producer, Mark Bright, at an event in Nashville in 2017… and she asked if Carrie was looking for a song for the 2018 NFL “Sunday Night Football” open. However, Bright declined the song after Merrill submitted it.
So when the song was promoted by Underwood and NBC, Merrill filed a lawsuit against Bright, Underwood, the NFL, and NBC. She says that the songs are “substantially — even strikingly — similar, if not identical.”