10 Years of Carrie Underwood on Sunday Night Football
Written by Brayden McCoy on September 14, 2022
The 2022 NFL season will mark the 10th season Carrie Underwood has been featured on the opening of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. The eight-time Grammy award-winning singer replaced Faith Hill back in 2012 and hasn’t looked back since.
American Football is the most watched sport in the United States and NBC’s Sunday Night football consistently ranks as one of the top time slots on the television ratings scale. The first NFL game that was broadcasted under their contract was in 2006 when the Indianapolis Colts squared up against the New York Giants on September 10th.
Pop music icon, “Pink,” was the first to grace the opening of the broadcast as she was the voice for only one season. Faith Hill was her replacement in 2007 and would remain in the position until 2012. Carrie Underwood filled the spot in 2013 and still holds the reigns today.
Tripp Dixon, creative director for Sunday Night Football, stated ” We are thrilled to mark a decade working with Carrie and are excited to introduce game-day scenes from the host city and stadium into the show open.” This year’s opening is different as it highlights scenes from around the stadium where the game is being played at. This creates a more “personable” feel and brings the atmosphere of the stadium inside the homes of millions around the world who view it on TV.
When asked about her involvement with the production, Underwood states, “I feel like whenever you’re watching it, you feel like something big’s about to happen. I love being a part of Sunday Night Football.”