Carrie Underwood Is Kicking Off 10th Year Of Sunday Night Football

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Carrie Underwood is getting ready to kick off football season with her 10th consecutive year of performing the Sunday Night Football open. Sunday Night Football relived some of the best moments over the past decade, and Underwood shared: “10 years and we’re still going strong… See you Sunday nights beginning in September!”

Growing up in Oklahoma, Underwood said she’s been watching football “from birth.” The award-winning Denim & Rhinestones artist recalled the “energy” of everyone rooting for their favorite teams, and remembered making trips to Texas to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. She said in a statement shared by her record label:

“I love being the voice of Sunday Night Football because I grew up watching football…from birth. I’m from Oklahoma – we’re a football state. It’s just a part of the country that everybody has their teams and there’s such an energy about it. We would drive down to Dallas and watch the Cowboys play whenever we could. There’s just something about being at a live sporting event or watching it on TV. You have your favorites. They have their rivals. There’s an excitement to it that really, it’s unlike anything else, so being a small part of that is absolutely amazing. It’s been so wonderful working with everybody at SNF, and I count myself very lucky and very blessed that I get to be a small part of something that I’ve loved my whole life.”

Watch some of Underwood’s highlights from the past 10 years here: