Carrie Underwood, NFL, NBC, sued by songwriters over 'Sunday Night Football' intro song

Kimberly Dole
June 19, 2019 - 6:11 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) -- A songwriting team is suing singer Carrie Underwood, the NFL and NBC, alleging that they stole a song and used it to introduce last season's "Sunday Night Football''.

The lawsuit over the song "Game On" was filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court.

The suit, seeks unspecified damages, saying the copyright was violated on a song with the same title that had been pitched to Underwood's representatives after it was put on the internet two years ago.

Carrie Underwood's representatives did not immediately comment ansd the NFL and NBCUniversal Media LLC declined comment..

The songwriting team consists of four individuals from California, Tennessee and Sweden that was created in 2016 by singer and songwriter Heidi Merrill of Newport Beach, California.

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