So a new launch of SNF theme. The Super Bowl is on a Sunday Night. It just makes sense for her to be the halftime performer.
Did Carrie re-write the song herself for the SNF?
If so, she can be nominated for an Emmy next year.
Carrie UnderwoodCARRIE UNDERWOOD SINGS NEW OPENING THEME FOR
NBC’S SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, PRIMETIME TV’S NO. 1 SHOW FOR FIVE YEARS RUNNING
New “Oh, Sunday Night” Theme Song Debuts on First SNF Telecast –
Patriots at Cardinals on Sept. 11
NBC is Only Network with Two NFL Primetime Packages;
Fred Gaudelli Named Executive Producer of SNF & TNF
Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood has recorded a new opening theme song for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program for five consecutive years. Entitled “Oh, Sunday Night,” the new SNF opening song is a mix of country, rock, and pop.
“I love being part of the Sunday Night Football family and can’t wait for the fans to hear the new theme song,” said Underwood, who is in her fourth season performing the SNF open for NBC.
“We’re excited to kick off our second decade of Sunday Night Football on NBC with a new opening theme,” said Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. “Earlier this offseason, Carrie said she had a special idea for a new SNF open song. When we got into the recording studio in Nashville, the song instantly came to life, and will be a dynamic addition to our show.”
Gaudelli, the lead producer for all 10 seasons of Sunday Night Football, was recently named Executive Producer of NBC’s Sunday Night Football and Thursday Night Football and will oversee production for both primetime packages.
“Oh, Sunday Night” is set to the music of “Somethin’ Bad,” a chart-topping duet from Underwood and Miranda Lambert which was released in 2014 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Underwood worked with the songwriters of “Somethin’ Bad”– Chris DeStefano, Brett James, and Priscilla Renea – to rewrite the lyrics for Sunday Night Football. The result, “Oh, Sunday Night,” was produced by Mark Bright and Chris DeStefano.
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” the SNF theme song from 2006-15, was set to Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”
She co-wrote it!!!!!
She CAN be nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award!!!!!
I'm SO hoping this song is praised and well-received, so the chances of winning that Emmy are real.
I still cannot believed CBS didn't even submit "Keep Us Safe" for the Emmys in 2014.
The song was written specifically for that ACM special and was acclaimed.
But, oh well... Now she has a new chance.
I'm glad it sounds like they're making it more like a "Carrie Underwood" song because the original doesn't really have that exciting of a chorus or a peak at the end. But we'll see how different it actually is. I wonder what Miranda thinks.
My initial reaction to this question was, who cares what she thinks! She didn't write the song and its like Carrie has really had more creative involvement with the song since she came up with the video treatment/story.
Quite often I hear the song played on a couple of morning news shows and they ALWAYS play a portion of CARRIE singing. One would never know that ML had anything to do with the song. Guess it shouldn't matter to ML since she didn't have any involvement with the writing of the song originally. Windmills had an interesting tweet in her timeline, the gist being that this song in the original form lacked the Carrie touch or creative input in the writers room. I'm super excited to hear what Carrie and the other writers have come up with. She's written with James & Destefeno before so I'm thinking its going to be GREAT!!!!
Somethin' Bad was a fantastic song
And i can't wait to hear Carrie's new spin on Sunday Night Football theme.
Even though Miranda didn't write the song, and it was up to the writers to okay it, it wouldn't surprise me at all if Carrie asked Miranda what she thought about using it for the SNF theme. Carrie has said in the past that she asks an artist before she does a cover of their song, so it would be like her to see how Miranda felt about it. That's just the way Carrie is.
I wonder if Miranda ever includes SB on her concert setlist. Carrie sings it in combo with LN -- wonder if that will continue on the second leg of the tour.
Very cool. I think the song needed a makeover anyway. Cannot wait to hear it!
now book her for that Super Bowl!
I think Miranda and Gwen did sing it, as a second encore, in 2015.
It was always intended to appeal to Carrie (it had two writers whom she has often worked with, and a third writer who comes from a musical background that she was probably more likely to be drawn to.) I'm sure Miranda would be pleased that's she's going ahead with a new development of the song, and I'm sure Carrie will have fun with it, and come up with an interesting promotion for the football season.
(Carrie, incidentally, will now get a share of mechanical royalties, as a writer, whenever it's played.)
On a personal note, some may remember I wasn't too keen on the song, as it was nothing like my hopes for the collaboration - but that only shows how out of touch with the Mainstream I often am, lol! In fact, it became the first female collaboration to top the Hot Country Songs chart since Reba McEntire and Linda Davis did so with "Does He Love You" in 1993.
In point of fact, after I got over my initial disappointment, it did grow on me - which is probably the mark of a good stayer!
I'm very much out of the loop, as far as gridiron football and its audience are concerned. But Miranda did think of this as a Rock song, not a Country song, and I would guess that that will probably work well, both as a successor to the Joan Jett song, and in terms of appeal to a large mixed national audience, with a likely large male component.