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Little Big Town crushes national anthem before Game 3 in Nashville

Country music stars perform 'The Star Spangled Banner' before faceoff of Blues-Predators @NHLdotcom

Little Big Town performs anthem

STL@NSH, Gm3: Little Big Town sings national anthem

R2, Gm3: Little Big Town performs the national anthem before the Predators take on the Blues in Game 3 of the Second Round

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New round, same awesome national anthem before a Stanley Cup Playoff game at Bridgestone Arena.

The Nashville Predators solicited the help of country-music megastars Little Big Town before Game 3 of the Western Conference Second Round against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, and they did not disappoint, offering a stirring rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."

Tweet from @littlebigtown: Just performed the anthem before game three! ����@PredsNHL #STLvsNSH #PredsPride #StandWithUs

Each member of the band donned a yellow Predators jersey for the performance, and Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman each had personalized jerseys with No. 4 on the back. Seemingly inspired by the performance, Ryan Ellis, who wears No. 4 for the Predators, scored a first-period goal at 10:34 for a 1-0 lead.

Tweet from @KarenFairchild: Here we go. #anthem #preds

The Predators are starting a playoff tradition with country singers performing the anthem  before their home games. Carrie Underwood,Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley performed before their Western Conference First Round home games against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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