Songwriter Sues Carrie Underwood, the NFL

Songwriter Sues Carrie Underwood, the NFL

Songwriter Sues Carrie Underwood, the NFL

According to the lawsuit that was filed in Manhatten federal court, Underwood stole a song and slightly changed it for the introduction to Sunday night football past year.

The lawsuit claims Merrill uploaded the song to YouTube in March 2017 and was featured during a broadcast of CBS Inside College Basketball.

Carrie Underwood, her producer Mark Bright, the NFL and NBC are being sued for the country superstar's Sunday Night Football theme song "Game On".

Merrill and her co-writers, who named nine defendants in total in the lawsuit - including Underwood, Bright, EMI Entertainment, the National Football League and NBC - is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The filing seeks damages in an unspecified amount.

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Merrill spoke to Bright at the conference about using her song.

A representative for NBC Sports said the network doesn't comment on pending litigation.

"I gasped the first few notes in, add to the fact she met with the her producer: very sad to see this happen", another person wrote.

The lawsuit claimed that the song that introduced 17 NFL Sunday night games through the season beginning in September 2018 "is substantially - even strikingly - similar, if not identical", to the song Underwood's team had rejected.

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