Sunday Night Football Singers List Before Carrie Underwood

Sunday Night Football Singer before Carrie Underwood was Faith Hill who performed the theme song until 2013. Pink was the singer until 2007.

Faith Hill has had massive success in selling nearly 50 million albums worldwide and is celebrated as one of country music’s most accomplished artists. Also known as Audrey Faith Perry, she was born on September 21, 1967, in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

She achieved mainstream success with albums like “Faith” and “Breathe,” known for hits such as “This Kiss” and “Breathe.” Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, and six American Music Awards.

Likewise, prior to Hill, Alecia Beth Moore initiated the tradition of the SNF theme song. She played an important role in crafting the iconic song, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” which borrowed its melody from Joan Jett’s popular track, “I Hate Myself for Loving You”, in 2006.

Pink’s 2006 performance set the stage for future SNF broadcasts, creating an energetic and exciting atmosphere. However, she was replaced by Hill in 2007 and she continued her career till 2013. 

How Much Does Carrie Underwood Make Per Sunday Night Football?

Carrie Underwood makes an income of $1 million per week. She earns a whopping $18 million per season by contributing for the whole season.

Underwood’s NFL career began in 2013 when she debuted with an energetic rendition of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night”. It was a playful twist on Joan Jett’s 1988 hit “I Hate Myself For Loving You, which marked the start of her enduring partnership with SN Football. 

She displayed her dynamic stage presence and impressive vocal skills, walking the catwalk and even playing the drums in her show. These memorable moments were captured at the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas.

The musician has contributed to her role as the voice of NBC’s Sunday evening NFL games for 11 consecutive seasons. She has solidified her performances as an SN Football tradition that enhances the viewing experience for millions of football enthusiasts.

Carrie Underwood has a net worth of about $140 million, mostly from her success in country music. She came to fame by winning “American Idol” in 2005.

Carrie’s first album, “Some Hearts” is the top-selling debut by a solo female country artist. While she’s also earned from her NFL involvement, her main income comes from her music career.

Past Sunday Night Football Singers

Past Sunday Night Football music stars include Faith Hill, Martina McBride, and Joan Jett. Joan’s song I Hate Myself for Loving You was used for Carrie’s theme. 

Pink, a renowned American singer and punk pop superstar, started the tradition of singing the SN Football theme song in 2006. She performed a revamped version of Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” titled “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.”

Pink’s powerful vocals and high-energy performance set the tone for SN games, becoming a beloved part of the experience.

Likewise, Faith Hill, a Nashville star and country music singer, took over from Pink as the SN Football singer in 2007. The opening theme, “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night,” remained unchanged for NBC’s SN Football. 

Hill continued to deliver her soulful voice and charismatic presence as the theme singer from 2007 to 2013, earning her a special place in fans’ hearts.

Carrie Underwood, a Grammy award-winning country singer, assumed theme song duties in 2014, succeeding Faith Hill and retaining the same arrangement until 2016.

Moreover, in 2016, Underwood collaborated with NBC to create a new song, “Oh, Sunday Night,”.  The Song incorporated elements from her hit duet with Miranda Lambert, “Somethin’ Bad.” adding a new flavor to the song.

In 2019, Joan Jett, known for her rock ‘n’ roll image and distinctive raspy vocals, took on the role of performing the SN Football theme song. She brought a unique and edgy flavor to the tradition.

Name of Singer Active Years
Pink 2006 to 2007
Faith Hill 2007 to 2013
Carrie Underwood 2014 to 2016
Joan Jett 2019

Faith Hill

Faith Hill had a massive career with NBC Sunday Football from 2007 to 2012.  She sang Waiting All Day for Sunday Night as the SNF theme song. 

Hill began her singing career in the year 1993. Her subsequent two albums, “Faith” (1998) and “Breathe” (1999) songs, brought her mainstream and crossover success leading her to achieve 5 Grammy awards and American Music Awards. 

Likewise, In 2005, she returned to country music with the album “Fireflies,” which included hits like “Mississippi Girl.” Hill and McGraw embarked on the highly successful Soul2Soul Tour in 2006.

From 2007-2010, Hill released a greatest hits album, sang duets with McGraw, performed on SN Football, and released a Christmas album, “Joy to the World.”

Hills Career Rewards and Achievements

  • Nominated Female Vocalist of the Year –  1996
  • Won Vocal Event of the Year – 1997
  • Best Female County Vocal Performance – 2000
  • Best Country Collaboration with Vocals – 2001
  • Academy of Country Music Awards – 1993
  • TNN/Music City News Country Awards – 1995
  • Female Artist of the Year – 2000
  • American Music Award – 2001
  • Peoples Choice Awards as Female Music Performer – 2004
  • Academy of Country Music, Career Achievement – 2006
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame – 2019
  • Womens Image Network  Awards – 2022
  • Gracie Awards – 2023

Hill not only earned five Grammy Awards but also secured 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, six American Music Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards.

Furthermore, she was honored with the Samuel S. Beard Award for Outstanding Public Service by an Individual under 35 in 2000. It is a recognition bestowed annually by the Jefferson Awards for her philanthropic contributions.


Alecia Beth Moore also known as “Pink” is an American singer. She was the first woman to sing the Sunday Night Football theme Song in 2006. 

Her career lasted for a year in Sunday Night Football and she served for a single season as a singer. Her first album, “Can’t Take Me Home,” was released in 2000 and went double-platinum in the United States.

Moore released successful albums like “Missundaztood” in 2001, “Try This” in 2003, “I’m Not Dead” in 2006, and “Funhouse” in 2008. She has sold over 135 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s top-selling music artists. 

Projecting over her outstanding career history, Pink has won three Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, and seven MTV Video Music Awards. Her career spanned over two decades and made successful tours along with acrobatic stage performances.

Pink’s music is known for its personal and rebellious tone, and she’s released nine albums in total. Her second album, “Missundaztood,” from 2001, made her an International Star. She has been nominated for 248 awards and has won 135 times.

Throughout her career, the musician has contributed to 57 singles, spanning her work across nine studio albums, one live album, five video albums, six compilation albums, six promotional singles, and 51 music videos. 

Some of the Popular songs by Pink are listed below with released dates:

  • There You Go – 2000
  • Dont Let Me Get Me – 2001
  • Just Like a Pill – 2001
  • Family Patriot – 2001
  • Get the Party Started – 2002
  • Trouble – 2003
  • Who Knew – 2006
  • So What – 2008
  • Never Gonna Not Dance Again – 2022
  • When I Get There – 2023
  • Turbulence – 2023
  • Trustfall – 2023
  • Long Way to Go Ft. The Lumineers – 2023
  • Kids in Love Ft. First Aid Kit – 2023
  • Last Call – 2023
  • Hate Me – 2023
  • Lost Cause – 2023

All these artists have each left their mark on SNF games. They have immersed the games with their unique styles and energy, making each match a highly anticipated event for fans.