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Carrie Underwood to Return for ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme

Superstar marks her third NFL season of singing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”

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Carrie Underwood will return to sing the theme song to the NFL's 'Sunday Night Football.'

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Carrie Underwood has once again resumed her role as the face — and voice — of the NFL’s Sunday Night Football, filming a brand-new version of the theme song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” for the 2015 season with some of the league’s top players. In a series of tweets, both Sunday Night Football and Underwood confirmed the news, sharing a sneak peek of the country superstar on the set.

Underwood has been appearing in the opening sequence of the NFL’s primetime Sunday games since 2013, when she took over for Faith Hill. “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” a rocker set to the tune and melody of new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Joan Jett‘s “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” was originally sung by pop star Pink.

This year, Underwood gets to show off her remarkable post-baby body, wearing a shimmering silver miniskirt, sky-high heels and a megawatt smile. She’s joined by some of the NFL’s top players, including Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dez Bryant of the Dallas Cowboys, Kam Chancellor of the Seattle Seahawks, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts, Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers, DeMarco Murray of the Philadelphia Eagles and Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals.

Fans can get their first look at Underwood’s new opening sequence when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the defending world champion New England Patriots Sept. 10th at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Underwood recently performed at CMA Music Festival and, a few days later, joined Brad Paisley onstage during his opening-act set for the Rolling Stones. Her latest single, “Little Toy Guns,” is currently Number Three on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart.

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