Football fans may still be “waiting all week for Sunday night” — but Carrie Underwood won’t.
The country music superstar will instead be singing a new “Sunday Night Football” theme song for NBC come September, with the network and No. 1 series on broadcast retiring its classic Joan Jett-inspired tune after a decade.
The new ditty is called “Oh, Sunday Night” — and no, it’s not to the theme of “O Holy Night.”
Rather, “Oh, Sunday Night” is a take on Underwood’s 2014 hit duet with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.” It’ll have new football-appropriate lyrics, of course, and even a changed-up arrangement.
“Sunday Night Football” technically kicks off the 2016 NFL season on Thursday, Sept. 8, with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the champion Denver Broncos and runner-up Carolina Panthers. Three days later, the show gets its official Sunday start, when the New England Patriots visit the Arizona Cardinals.