NBC Sports will again feature five-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Faith Hill performing the opening theme for the network’s “Sunday Night Football,” “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”
Hill’s “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” debuts this season on Sunday, September 13, the first “Sunday Night Football” broadcast of 2009 featuring the oldest rivalry in the NFL as the Green Bay Packers host the Chicago Bears in the debut of new Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
The opening theme will continue weekly, kicking off “Sunday Night Football” throughout the NFL season on NBC.
“It really is an honor to be asked back to do the Sunday Night Football open again,” said Faith. “It’s been fun to film and everyone at NBC has made me feel like a part of their family. I’m looking forward to the season.”
“Faith Hill singing ‘Waiting All Day for Sunday Night’ is a signature of Sunday Night Football,” said Fred Gaudelli, “NBC Sunday Night Football” producer. “We are thrilled to have one of America’s most popular recording stars back with NBC for a third season.”
Hill has sold 30 million records worldwide and topped the charts with 11 No. 1 singles and 20 No. 1 videos throughout her 15-year career. Her last three studio album releases, 1999’s “Breathe,” 2002’s “Cry"and 2005’s “Fireflies” all debuted consecutively at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart, making her the only female artist ever to accomplish this feat.
“Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” is set to the original Joan Jett song, “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” She recorded the track with her longtime producer Byron Gallimore at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, Tenn. The video was shot at Universal Studios Orlando.