Carrie Underwood Makes Triumphant Return to ‘Sunday Night Football’ [WATCH]

Carrie Underwood made a triumphant return to Sunday Night Football. The Oklahoma native made this season’s debut on September 10, singing an updated version of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.”

Underwood began singing the theme song in 2013, replacing Faith Hill. This year’s version, which features Underwood showing off her drum skills as well, was shot while Underwood was performing at The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, home of her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency.

“Once again, the incredible Sunday Night Football team came up with a fresh, exciting visual concept that really gave us a chance to play,” Underwood says. “I loved shooting the show open again this year at our home away from home, The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, and can’t wait for another season of football!”

The very rock-tinged “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night” is a lane Underwood is happy to embrace, even though her roots are in country music. The mother of two, who recently wrapped up her run serving as the opening act on Guns N’ Roses, for select dates on their 2023 Global Tour, grew up listening to rock and roll, thanks in part to her two older sisters.

“I remember going to big rock festivals in Tulsa, and just being exposed to bands like Slipknot and stuff like that,” Underwood says on SiriusXM‘s Octane channel. “It was just a really great time in music. I feel like the late ’90s, early 2000s was just a fun time in rock music.”

Underwood just released “Give Her That,” from her forthcoming Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition) album, which will be out on September 22. The song, written by Underwood, David Garcia and Lydia Vaughn, was inspired by thinking about a painful breakup.

“‘Give Her That’ is a story about a relationship that is no longer,” Underwood explains. “The person’s kind of moved on, and it’s like, ‘I see who you’re with. She’s beautiful, she’s perfect. I’ll give her that. But you can’t give her the time that we spend together.’ And I feel like everybody’s kind of got some of that in their lives. If you’re stalking somebody on socials or something like that, they’re like, ‘Oh, they’ve moved on. Of course. Really glad for them. That’s great,’ but I haven’t.”

Underwood’s “Out Of That Truck,” single is currently in the Top 35. She has added dates to her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, due to fan demand. Pre-order Denim & Rhinestones (Deluxe Edition), and find all of Underwood’s upcoming shows at