Yes, it’s a little ridiculous that NBC has released a preview of a show’s intro theme, which itself is a preview. But this particular preview preview features Carrie Underwood singing things we haven’t heard her sing before, so we’re gonna talk about it! The teaser shows video of Underwood in the recording booth laying down a few sassy runs, interspersed with some NFL footage. At the end of the clip, Carrie belts out the trademark line, “Waiting all day for Sunday night.”
Underwood is replacing Faith Hill as the singer in the show’s open. Hill held the job from 2007-12. Sunday Night Football premieres September 8 on NBC, so tune in if you want to see Carrie’s full opening theme (oh, and apparently there’s some sort of athletic contest immediately following the musical number?).