Carrie Underwood to star in the show open for Sunday Night Football

2023 marks the 11th consecutive season that Carrie Underwood has anchored Sunday Night Football. This time, she's incorporating her Las Vegas residency.

Carrie Underwood is becoming as synonymous with football as she is with country music. On Tuesday, Sunday Night Football revealed that Underwood will star in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for an 11th consecutive season, beginning Sept. 10.

And this time, Underwood spiced up the location. She incorporated her Las Vegas residency “REFLECTION” into the opening by including performance elements from the theater in which she presents the residency -- The Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas. The performance includes an updated version of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” and includes live footage interspersed with augmented reality highlights displayed across the scoreboard.

“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 said in a statement. “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!"

Highlights from Underwood’s new show opener will premiere during the Hall of Fame game 8 p.m. ET Thursday on NBC and Peacock.

“We’re thrilled to work with Carrie to capture a new vision for this season’s show open. It sets the tone for the broadcast and pays tribute to the teams, star players and fans in a fun and dynamic way,” said Tripp Dixon, creative director of the Saturday Night Football opener for the last 11 years.

Sunday Night Football is primetime television’s top program for 12 consecutive years. The show and its new opening will debut on Sunday, Sept. 10 on NBC and Peacock leading into Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys visiting Daniel Jones and the NFC East rival New York Giants. The matchup marks the fifth time that the Cowboys and Giants have met in the opening NBC Sunday Night Football game.

For more information on Underwood’s Las Vegas residency, visit here.


Thurs. Sept. 7 NFL Kickoff  Detroit Lions at Kansas City Chiefs

Sun. Sept. 10 Week 1  Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants

Sun. Sept. 17 Week 2  Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

Sun. Sept. 24 Week 3  Pittsburgh Steelers at Las Vegas Raiders

Sun. Oct. 1 Week 4 Kansas City Chiefs at New York Jets

*Sun. Oct. 8 Week 5  Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers

*Sun. Oct. 15 Week 6 New York Giants at Buffalo Bills

*Sun. Oct. 22 Week 7 Miami Dolphins at Philadelphia Eagles

*Sun. Oct. 29 Week 8 Chicago Bears at L.A. Chargers

*Sun. Nov. 5 Week 9 Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals

*Sun. Nov. 12 Week 10 N.Y. Jets at Las Vegas Raiders

*Sun. Nov. 19 Week 11  Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos

**Thurs. Nov. 23 Week 12 San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

*Sun. Nov. 26 Week 12 Baltimore Ravens at L.A. Chargers

*Sun. Dec. 3 Week 13 Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers

*Sun. Dec. 10 Week 14 Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

*Sun. Dec. 17 Week 15 Baltimore Ravens at Jacksonville Jaguars

Sat. Dec. 23

(4:30 p.m. ET) Week 16 Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers

Sat. Dec. 23

(8:00 p.m. ET) Week 16 Buffalo Bills at L.A. Chargers *PEACOCK*

*Sun. Dec. 31 Week 17 Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings

*Sun. Jan. 7 Week 18 TBD

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