Aug. 27 UPDATE: Watch the teaser for the 2017 Sunday Night Football opener.
Carrie Underwood will return for a fifth season of Sunday Night Football, performing her personalized theme song, “Oh, Sunday Night,” before the start of each Sunday night game on NBC. This year, 10 NFL players participated in the opening video with Carrie, including Antonio Brown, Derek Carr, Dont’a Hightower, Travis Kelce, Julio Jones, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Patrick Peterson, Jason Pierre-Paul and Dak Prescott.
A sneak preview of the new opening number will air during the 49ers vs. Vikings NFL preseason game on Sunday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m. ET, on NBC. The new video officially debuts on television on Sept. 10 as the Giants visit the Cowboys in the season-opening Sunday Night Football game.
The tune, which is set to the music of “Somethin’ Bad,” Carrie’s 2014 chart-topping duet with Miranda Lambert, was was given a football friendly tweak in 2016 by songwriters Chris DeStefano, Brett James and Priscilla Renea.
Watch the 2016 Sunday Night Football opening below.
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