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Carrie Underwood Unveils Brand New Sunday Night Football Opening

Photo credit: Paul Drinkwater / NBC Sports Group

Photo credit: Paul Drinkwater / NBC Sports Group

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood’s new song “Oh, Sunday Night,” the new opening theme for primetime television’s No. 1 program, NBC’s Sunday Night Football, is now available to listen to in its entirety on NBCSports.com (click  HERE).

The open makes its television debut on Sunday, September 11, before the kickoff of New England Patriots at Arizona Cardinals on NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Underwood is joined in the show open by 12 NFL players, who have accounted for 41 Pro Bowl selections, seven Super Bowl rings, and eight first-round draft picks. Following is the complete list of the players:

  • New York Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr.
  • Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown
  • Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant
  • Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor
  • Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack
  • New York Giants QB Eli Manning
  • Arizona Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu
  • Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews
  • Denver Broncos LB Von Miller
  • Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson
  • Seattle Seahawks S Earl Thomas
  • Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

“Oh, Sunday Night” is set to the music of “Somethin’ Bad,” a chart-topping duet from Underwood and Miranda Lambert which was released in 2014 and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Underwood worked with the songwriters of “Somethin’ Bad”– Chris DeStefano, Brett James, and Priscilla Renea – to rewrite the lyrics for Sunday Night Football. The result, “Oh, Sunday Night,” was produced by Mark Bright and Chris DeStefano.

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IS TV’S NO. 1 PRIMETIME PROGRAM FOR 5 YEARS RUNNING: For the historic fifth consecutive Sept.-May television season, NBC’s Sunday Night Football finished as television’s No. 1 primetime show in household rating (13.0) and viewership (22.5 million average), as well as the coveted Adult 18-49 demographic (8.0), based on live plus same day data from The Nielsen Company (September-May). Sunday Night Football is one of only four shows since 1950 to rank No. 1 in primetime for five consecutive TV seasons.

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Keith Urban Adds More Dates to Australian Leg of ‘Ripcord World Tour’

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Upon its release nearly four months ago, Keith Urban’s eighth studio album Ripcord debuted at #1 in the U.S. and Canada. It also took the top spot in Australia on their ARIA Album Chart and since then has not relinquished its slot inside the Top 10 – a career best for Urban. In fact, RIPCORD has remained in the Top 10 for the entire 15 weeks since it’s release – currently at #6 on the all-genre chart, up from #9.

In addition, the ‘ripCORD WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIA 2016,’ with Carrie Underwood, has announced additional shows in both Sydney and Melbourne, as both previously announced performances have sold-out. The concert in Sydney will be the first official performance at the ICC Sydney Theatre, located within the iconic International Convention Centre. In Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena will play host.

The previously announced December 3rd concert in New Zealand’s Westpac Stadium, Wellington, now brings to a total of four countries that the “ripCORD WORLD TOUR 2016,” will now visit.

Ripcord was #1 in Australia on the ARIA Album chart, #1 in the United States and in Canada for two weeks on release. It’s the second consecutive time that Urban has had a #1 album debut in multiple countries, having achieved the same historic milestone with Fuse.

KEITH URBAN’S “ripCORD WORLD TOUR AUSTRALIA 2016”:
Tuesday December 6th Adelaide – Entertainment Centre
Thursday December 8th Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena (SOLD OUT)
Friday December 9th Melbourne – Rod Laver Arena (NEW)
Saturday December 10th Canberra – GIO Stadium
Monday December 12th Sydney – Qudos Bank Arena (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday December 14th Sydney – ICC Sydney Theatre, ICC Sydney (NEW)
Friday December 16th Brisbane – Entertainment Centre
Saturday December 17th Brisbane – Entertainment Centre

Carrie Underwood Celebrates 23rd & 24th #1 Hits at Dazzling Industry Party

Pictured (l-r): Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood, Zach Crowell, Brett James Photo credit: John Shearer, Getty Images for BMI

Pictured (l-r): Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood, Zach Crowell, Brett James  Photo credit: John Shearer, Getty Images for BMI

Carrie Underwood and the co-writers of her #1 hits “Heartbeat” and “Church Bells” celebrated the double success with music industry executives, family, and friends this past Thursday in downtown Nashville at the historic Bell Tower. “Heartbeat” was written by Carrie, Zach Crowell and Ashley Gorley, and was produced by Zach Crowell. “Church Bells” was written by Zach Crowell, Brett James and Hillary Lindsey, and produced by Mark Bright.

Pictured (l-r): Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood, Brett James, Zach Crowell / Photo credit: Jeff Johnson

Pictured (l-r): Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Carrie Underwood, Brett James, Zach Crowell / Photo credit: Jeff Johnson

After the presentations and speeches, the writers treated the audience to a very special performance of the #1 hits as well as Carrie’s new single, “Dirty Laundry,” which happens to be written by Crowell, Lindsey, and Gorley.  This talented group closed with a beautiful rendition of Underwood’s very first country smash hit, “Jesus, Take the Wheel,” which was co-written by James and Lindsey.

Underwood heads to Anchorage, Alaska on Aug 31 to kick off the fall leg of her Storyteller Tour, which Billboard reported as the #1 country tour so far this year.

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