Carrie Underwood Is Being Sued Over “Sunday Night Football” Theme!

June 20, 2019
Carrie Underwood performs onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards

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Two things you NEVER thought you would hear in the same sentence.. Carried Underwood and sued!

Carrie Underwood is being sued over her 2018 Sunday Night Football theme “Game On”.

A woman named Heidi Merrill has filed a lawsuit claiming Carrie’s song is a ripoff of her tune, also titled “Game On,” which she says she wrote in 2016 and shared on YouTube in March 2017. 

Heidi says in August of that year she met Carrie’s producer Mark Bright in Nashville and asked whether Carrie was writing a new song for the NFL’s weekly game, and then submitted her song to Bright.

Carrie’s team eventually passed on the song, but then in September of 2018 she dropped her “Game On,” which Heidi says is "substantially, even strikingly similar, if not identical", to her song.

Since it has been SO long since the NFL season and you probably forget what Carrie's song sounds like, here is it. You be the judge if it sounds like Heidi's.

Heidi is now suing for copyright infringement and seeking an unspecified amount of money.

She is suing not only Carrie, but Bright, NBC, and the NFL.