I am thrilled to be a part of NBCs Sunday Night Football and
am so honored they asked me, Underwood said via news release. I have
always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part
of it every Sunday night!
Underwood, a candidate for the gig back when
Hill was selected in 2006, long has been associated with sporting events
in some fashion.
In addition to marrying a pro hockey player (Mike
Fisher of the Nashville Predators) and singing the national anthem at
the 2010 Super Bowl, she had a well-documented relationship with Tony
Romo, whose Dallas Cow- boys will appear on the program fittingly in
their first game of the season in what is likely to be a big
distraction for the easily flustered quarterback.
But this new role marks a new level of sports stardom for the country music megastar. Nielson ratings show SNF was Americas most-watched television broadcast during the 2011-12 season, just edging out American Idol the show on which Underwood launched her career eight years ago.
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