Another Nashville Predators home game, another hit maker comes out to sing the national anthem.
Dierks Bentley, 13-time Grammy nominee and Predators season ticket holder, was the latest country star to sing the "Star-Spangled Banner," doing the honors before Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. Fellow crooner Jason Aldean got the crowd going with the towel wave.
Bentley performed the anthem in a Kevin Fiala jersey. The Predators forward suffered a broken femur during the Western Conference second round series against the St. Louis Blues.
Besides being a country music star and Predators superfan, Bentley actually has some NHL experience. He scored a goal, assisted by James Neal, during the breakaway challenge portion of the 2016 NHL All-Star Skills Competition in Nashville and was also one of the coaches for the celebrity game.
Bentley also played a concert in December following"Subban's Sleigh," the charity event spearheaded by P.K. Subban, which provided gifts and a carriage ride around Nashville for children with sickle cell disease.
Bentley joined the long list of country stars to kick off a Predators playoff game.
It all started with Carrie Underwood. The superstar country music singer, who is married to forward Mike Fisher, belted out the anthem for Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round. For Game 4, it was Luke Bryan.
In the two home games against the St. Louis Blues, Little Big Town, and Vince Gill, flanked by his daughters Jenny and Corrina, did the honors.
During the Western Conference Final, the Predators had three home games. They featured Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood.
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