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Keith Urban's 'Star-Spangled Banner' in Nashville was career first

Australian country music star had never been asked to perform national anthem @NHLdotcom

Keith Urban sings national anthem

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Nashville Predators fans were treated to a Keith Urban performance before Game 3 of the Western Conference Final, but he might have been more excited about it than all of them.

Urban was the latest country music star to do national anthem duties before Predators playoff home games. Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum have all performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Bridgestone Arena during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. And while fans were plenty pumped to hear Urban, the privilege was all his.

Tweet from @KeithUrban: Go #Preds!!!!!!!!!

The New Zealand-born singer Tweeted (with his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, by his side) that he's lived in the United States for 25 years but had never been asked to sing the national anthem until the Predators offered the opportunity. 

So fans got to hear Urban sing live, he was thrilled to check off a career first and the Predators went up 2-1 on the Anaheim Ducks in the series. Wins all around in Nashville.

Video: Keith Urban on singing the anthem in Nashville

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