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(NEW YORK)- NBC selected six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist, Carrie Underwood, to perform "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme for primetime television's No. 1 program, "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. Country music superstar Underwood, the season-four winner of "American Idol", makes her "Sunday Night Football" debut on Sunday, September 8 on NBC's first SNF broadcast of the 2013 NFL season, a heated NFC East rivalry game when Dallas Cowboys host the New York Giants. The opening theme will continue each week kicking off Sunday Night Football every Sunday night throughout the NFL season on NBC.

"I am thrilled to be a part of NBC's 'Sunday Night Football' and am so honored they asked me," said Underwood. "I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!"

Since winning "American Idol" and releasing her debut album in 2005, Underwood has sold over 15 million albums, and placed 17 No. 1 singles on the charts. Her recent album, "Blown Away," made history by debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums Chart, making Underwood only the second country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of their first four albums debut at No. 1.

"Carrie Underwood was our first and only choice to perform the 'Sunday Night Football' opening," said Gaudelli. "She's one of America's most popular entertainers and the perfect fit for our show."

"Sunday Night Football," which averaged 21.8 million viewers in the 2012 season, is primetime television's No. 1 program.

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