Carrie Underwood’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ Theme Has a Controversial History

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Taste of Country

Carrie Underwood will sing the opening theme of NBC’s Sunday Night Football for a ninth straight year in 2021, but it hasn’t been easy for her or the network. Easily forgotten are the three years she riffed on a Miranda Lambert song in place of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” Then, there was that year she wrote an original introduction anthem that ended up getting her and the network sued for copyright infringement. Here’s a fun fact: Underwood is the third of four artists to perform a football-centric remake of Joan Jett‘s “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (five if you count Jett herself, wh…

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