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NBC picks Carrie Underwood to sing 'Sunday Night Football' theme

Six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV. (Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images) Six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLIV. (Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

Faith Hill is out, Carrie Underwood is in when it comes to Sunday night football viewing.

NBC has selected Underwood, the six-time Grammy Award winner and season four American Idol champion, to sing the Sunday Night Football opening theme, "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" when the Cowboys host the Giants on Sept. 8.

Hill performed the opening theme from 2007-2012.

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

SNF executive producer Fred Gaudelli said Underwood was the show's one and only choice to sing the theme after Hill.

Underwood sang the National Anthem prior to Super Bowl XLIV in 2010.

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