NFL season is finally here, and it's not just the players gearing up. Carrie Underwood is warming up her pipes for her 11th season performing the Sunday Night Football kickoff song. Since 2013, Underwood has been the face of SNF, and we don't see that changing anytime soon. Over the years she's tried out a few different songs including "Oh Sunday Night," "Game On," and now she's back to the original: "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" which is a reworked version of Joan Jett's "I Hate Myself For Loving You."
Prior to Carrie's Sunday night debut, Faith Hill ushered in the era of country singers for Sunday nights, taking over P!nk's spot in 2007. Carrie has been the NFL's go-to girl since Hill took her final bow in 2012. Considering Carrie's long-standing commitment to the NFL, you may be wondering: what's in it for her?
Well, to answer your question, a boat load of money. This may come as a surprise considering Super Bowl halftime performers are paid nothing. Underwood reportedly makes $1 million per week performing for the NFL. That totals to a whopping $18 million at the end of the season. That's just a fraction of her estimated net worth of $140 million. However, much of that money is going to good use as Carrie as known for giving back, especially to causes that benefit her hometown of Muskogee, Oklahoma.
The first official Sunday Night Football game of the season is on September 10, beginning at 8:20 p.m. ET with a face-off between the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. In even more exciting news, this year fans will hear Carrie sing the updated version of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night." Though at this point we've been waiting ALL YEAR, hurry up September 10th!
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