Carrie Underwood’s “Sunday Night Football” Opening Will Feature 10 NFL Players

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Carrie Underwood will be joined by some serious football heavyweights during her upcoming Sunday Night Football opening performance. The singer, who returns to perform the opening theme for NBC’s franchise for the sixth year, will be joined by NFL players who have accounted for 19 Pro Bowl selections, five Super Bowl Rings, and countless other honors.

The players who will join Carrie include 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, and Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.

Carrie will unveil her new performance rendition on Sept. 6, when the NFL Kickoff pits the Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons against each other. Sunday Night Football will return a few days later on Sept. 9 when the Chicago Bears are up against the Green Bay Packers.

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Posted by Carrie Underwood on Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The singer’s September is getting busy as Carrie is set to release her new album, Cry Pretty, on Sep. 14.

“We have a lot of songs on there that are definitely emotional and kind of soulful and real and raw,” Carrie says of the project, which she co-produced. “There’s so much love and care and heart that has gone into writing these songs, putting music to these songs. Everything has been done in such a careful and loving way.”

Cry Pretty is Carrie’s first new album in three years. She says the lead single, “Cry Pretty,” sets the tone for the new set of music.

“Sometimes you get together and write a song that is exactly how you’re feeling at the moment and that was ‘Cry Pretty’ for me,” Carrie says. “I think ‘Cry Pretty’ sets the tone for the rest of the album because it’s emotional and it is real, but there’s also just some incredible musical moments in the song and I feel like those things are things that go throughout the rest of the album.”

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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