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Faith Hill sings goodbye to NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'

April 15, 2013|By Greg Braxton
  • Faith Hill, shown performing at the taping of "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last week, announced Monday that her song won't be the "Sunday Night Football" opener this year.
Faith Hill, shown performing at the taping of "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's… (Al Powers / Invision/Associated…)

Faith Hill will no longer be rocking the gridiron in high heels on Sunday nights.

The country singer has announced she is leaving her stint as the opening act for NBC's "Sunday Night Football." Hill has been singing the theme song "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" since 2007, wailing out a country rock version of the reworked "I Hate Myself for Loving You."

"Amazing 2 have been part of SNF--an honor," tweeted Hill. "I've just let everyone know it's time 2 let someone else rock the open. Difficult decision. Kinda emotional. Love all you guys at SNF--I'll be watching!!!"

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Fred Gaudelli, producer of the Sunday telecast, tweeted his thanks to Hill: "Great love and appreciation to @Faith Hill for six great years of rocking the SNF open."

The theme song for "Sunday Night Footfall," like ESPN's "Monday Night Football," is considered a prime spot. Hank Williams Jr. sang the theme for "Monday Night Football" for more than a decade but was yanked in 2011 after making controversial statements about President Barack Obama on Fox News.

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