Hamilton is headed to the NFL – sort of.
The string section from the orchestra of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit is behind NBC’s new Thursday Night Football theme music, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
Composed and produced by Grammy nominee Jimmy Greco, “Can’t Hold Us Down” will debut Thursday night during the Falcons-Buccaneers game on NFL Network.
FIRST LISTEN: “Can’t Hold Us Down”
“It’s a thrill to have such a talented group of musicians write, conduct and perform our theme music as we kick off a new night of the NFL on NBC,” TNF producer Fred Gaudelli says in a statement. “We’re excited to introduce viewers to our new Thursday Night Football music.”
Adds Greco, who has worked with many superstars, including Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez: “My career has primarily been producing in the pop music business, but now I am embracing all the exciting film and TV opportunities that may arise from it. I’m thrilled to be a part of Thursday Night Football!”