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

This is the NBC Sunday Night Football logo at Heinz Field before an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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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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