Carrie Underwood returned for her sixth season of performing the theme song for Sunday Night Football on NBC last night as the Green Bay Packers played host to the Chicago Bears. She co-wrote the new opening tune, “Game On,” with frequent collaborators, Brett James and Chris DeStefano.
Carrie says “I was so excited to be asked back to sing the opening for Sunday Night Football. This is the sixth year that I’ve been lucky enough to do it. We wrote a new song for it, because I feel like they’re always open to that and they’re always looking for ways to freshen things up. So, they always just say, ‘Hey! If you’ve got anything else back there, whatever you’re working on, bring it. We’ll see how we feel about it.’ This year we wrote a song called ‘Game On’ for the opening, and it was just a lot of fun. It’s a lot of fun getting to be a part of football. I grew up watching football, of course, and watching Sunday Night Football, and to just to have kind of a little part to the whole thing is pretty cool and pretty special.”
The 10 players featured on the Sunday Night Football opening theme with Carrie this year include star players from the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks.
Here are the list of players:
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff
Minnesota Vikings QB Kirk Cousins
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz
Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson
Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz
Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Carrie will release her new album, Cry Pretty, this Friday.