Chris Stapleton and Snoop Dogg Cover ‘In the Air Tonight’
You can listen to a sneak peek of the song, which will make its debut tonight, below.
In a statement provided by ESPN, “In the Air Tonight” has a “long history” with football, “having been cited in the past and present as a song that helps players shift their mindset to prepare to compete.”
“It was fascinating to me to see how one song could get you in that mode to go kick some tail,” Hines Ward of the Pittsburgh Steelers said last year.
Carrie Underwood’s Joan Jett-Inspired Song
Last week, Carrie Underwood released her new intro video for Sunday Night Football. Her song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” was inspired by Joan Jett‘s “I Hate Myself for Loving You.” This is Underwood’s 11th season performing on NBC’s Sunday evening NFL game. She’s also occasionally included Jett’s “Bad Reputation” in her concert set lists.
“Once again, the incredible Sunday Night Football team came up with a fresh, exciting visual concept that really gave us a chance to play,” Underwood said in a statement at the time [via Rolling Stone]. “I loved shooting the show open again this year at our home away from home, the Resorts World Theatre in Las Vegas, and can’t wait for another season of football!”
How Come These 10 Rock Artists Have Never Played the Super Bowl?
There was a time when rock acts dominated the Super Bowl halftime show. What happened?