In this photo provided by NBC Sports, Joan Jett, left, and Carrie Underwood pose with a 100th anniversary NFL football. NBC's Sunday Night Football open will return to the original Waiting All Day for Sunday Night song, but this time Carrie Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Jett. Her band, the Blackhearts, also perform in the open, which features NFL stars. (Virginia Sherwood/NBC Sports via AP)

Joan Jett, Underwood to perform 'Sunday Night Football' open

August 20, 2019 - 2:10 pm

Fred Gaudelli knew NBC would have to come up with something grand for this season's "Sunday Night Football" opener given this is the NFL's 100th anniversary.

It didn't take long for the show's executive producer to arrive at something as Carrie Underwood came up with the perfect idea.

This season, the show will open with the original "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" song, but this time Underwood will be joined by Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Joan Jett. Jett's band, the Blackhearts, also performs.

A preview of the new opener will air during Sunday's preseason game between Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

"Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" was adapted from Jett's 1988 hit "I Hate Myself for Loving You."

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