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Carrie Underwood stars in the debut of the 2021 show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for the ninth year in a row.

Carrie said via a press release, “Shooting the new show open for Sunday Night Football is one of the highlights of my year. I just love the fact that we get to reinvent it every year. The team behind these shoots is incredible, and it’s always a really fun day, especially this year getting to work with such amazing state-of-the-art technology.”

Shot at Industrial Light & Magic’s cutting edge LED sound stage utilizing the company’s StageCraft LED virtual production technology recently used in “The Mandalorian,” the 2021 Sunday Night Football show open for the first time will feature a virtual football tailgate as a backdrop for Underwood’s performance of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.”

In addition, the show open will highlight user-generated cameos from some of the NFL’s biggest stars, as well as fans’ self-recorded videos from NFL tailgates.

Until we get to see the new opener, here is 2020’s opener.

And here is 2019’s opener with Joan Jett.