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Carrie Underwood to sing 'Sunday Night Football' theme, replacing Faith Hill

Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football."

After Faith Hill announced last month that she would not perform the intro for a seventh season, NBC is sticking to the formula of a female country music star. The network said Tuesday that Underwood will sing a new version of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night."

The first NFL Sunday night game is Sept. 8, when the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys.

A former "American Idol" champion and Grammy winner, Underwood is married to hockey star Mike Fisher. She sang the national anthem at the 2010 Super Bowl.