In news that is sure to crush fans across the country, Faith Hill will no longer serve as the singer in the opening of NBC's Sunday Night Football, a role she's held since 2007. Hill apparently left the gig on her own accord, but the specifics behind her decision are unknown.
Amazing 2 have been part of SNF - an honor. I've just let everyone there know it's time 2 let someone else rock the open.— Faith Hill (@FaithHill) April 15, 2013
Despite Hill being synonymous with the opening, she actually hasn't been the singer for the opening for the entire SNF run as Pink was the singer for the 2006 debut season on NBC. The reaction from football fans has been about what you'd expect.
It'll be interesting to see who NBC gets to replace her, and whether or not the "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night" song remains with the new vocalist, or if NBC opts for a full rebrand after Hill made the song her own in recent years.
@BobbyJ_11 No! That's my favorite part!
@awfulannouncing isn't that like the easiest gig?? Why quit??
@awfulannouncing oh damn who will sing "Al and Chris are the best on tv" since an 8th grader an do that
@awfulannouncing great. Her song was annoying and pointless anyway
@awfulannouncing one of those songs that embarrass you.
@awfulannouncing she was on Sunday Night Football?
@TheDeuceWVU heard about that yesterday. There better be one hell of a replacement lined up
@awfulannouncing And the world is a sadder place for it. :o(
@awfulannouncing Hope Ceelo follows the example.
@awfulannouncing Chalk one up for the good guys
@sarsenea78 I saw and I'm crushed
@Tim_Fontenault I already expressed my sadness over this this morning. A terrible loss for everyone.
This is great! It's about time NBC dumped that skanky little unlistenable no-talent rhymes-with-witch. Ideally, they drop the whole "opening segment with a song" thing entirely, but in reality, I'm sure they'll just replace her with something worse.
@patrickturi bring on taylor
@awfulannouncing BUT I'VE BEEN WAITING ALL YEAR FOR SUNDAY NIGHT!
@awfulannouncing What's sad is they're not scrapping the whole damn song.
@revafriedel You mean you don't want to hear a song about how Mark Sanchez jilted her?
@revafriedel when will your book come out?
@WVUJim That's what I was thinking, lol
@TeaseJulie go away.
@MuckedNuts who knows, I need to finish it first. Hopefully w/in a year.
@Robert_Just_Me lol no
@revafriedel That's awesome. Can I get a signed copy?
@Robert_Just_Me My last tweet to you....."okay."
@TeaseJulie stop tweeting me.
@Robert_Just_Me Stop tweeting on my TL lol
@TeaseJulie no…you go away.
@Robert_Just_Me Faith Hill??? Really?
@TeaseJulie yes :-p
@MuckedNuts of course!!