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Lady Antebellum sings national anthem before Game 6 in Nashville

Seven-time Grammy Award winners continue tradition of celebrity performers at Bridgestone Arena

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / NHL.com Director of Editorial

Lady Antebellum sings the anthem

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NASHVILLE -- Country music band Lady Antebellum continued the string of high-profile singers of the national anthem before Stanley Cup Playoff games at Bridgestone Arena during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday.

The three-piece band, which has won seven Grammy Awards, got the home crowd fired up with their version of the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 6 of the Western Conference Second Round against the St. Louis Blues.

The Predators lead the best-of-7 series 3-1 and will advance to the Western Conference Final for the first time with a win.

The celebrity anthem singer is a tradition here but reached a new level at the start of the postseason when Carrie Underwood was the surprise anthem singer before Game 3 of the first round against the Chicago Blackhawks.

It was the first time Underwood, married to Predators captain Mike Fisher, performed the national anthem at a Predators game. She has won seven Grammy Awards and is among the best-known singers of her generation.

Before Game 4 against the Blackhawks, country music star Luke Bryan, the 2015 Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, handled anthem duties.

Bryan played a concert at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday and was joined by Underwood for a song. He wore a Predators baseball hat and Underwood had on a blue Predators t-shirt with her husband's name and No. 12 on it.

Little Big Town, a two-time Grammy Award winner, sang the "Star-Spangled Banner" before Game 3 of the second round. Before Game 4, country music legend Vince Gill, joined by his daughters Jenny and Corrina, performed. Gill, who wore a Roman Josi Predators home jersey, has supported the Predators since their inception in 1997 and is a longtime season-ticket holder.

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