Carrie Underwood to Sing Sunday Night Football Theme

By Peter Gicas
|  Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 2:33 PM PDT
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Singer Carrie Underwood performs at the 2012 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 in Nashville, Tenn.

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Carrie Underwood is ready for some football.

Less than a month after Faith Hill announced she would no longer be singing the theme for NBC's Sunday Night Football, the network revealed on Tuesday that Underwood will be taking over.

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

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Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli added, "Carrie Underwood was our first and only choice to perform the Sunday Night Football opening. She's one of America's most popular entertainers and the perfect fit for our show."

The Grammy winner's version of the tune "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" will make its debut on Sunday, Sept. 8, when the Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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