Faith Hill Leaves 'Sunday Night Football'
When Sunday Night Football returns this fall, it will be without Faith Hill, The Hollywood Reporter confirms.
Since 2007, the country singer has sung the opening theme for NBC's primetime football program, a reworked version of Joan Jett's "I Hate Myself for Loving You." It was Hill's decision to exit after six seasons. (She replaced Pink, who sang the theme in 2006.)
A replacement has not yet been named.
"Faith Hill is family to all of us at Sunday Night Football. For the last six seasons and two Super Bowls, her opening performance of 'Waiting All Day' set the tone for SNF and became a television staple," Sunday Night Football producer Fred Gaudelli said in a statement to THR. "We will always be grateful for her performances and friendship. We wish Faith nothing but continued success."
Hill announced the news on Twitter early Monday, tweeting, "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." She also tweeted that it was a "difficult decision, kinda emotional."
Hill's opening has been parodied several times over the years, including in a 2010 episode of Saturday Night Live by Jane Lynch, a season four episode of 30 Rock and on South Park.
Watch the Sunday Night Football opening for the 2011-12 football season: