Dierks Bentley Sings National Anthem at Stanley Cup Finals
As the Nashville Predators head into Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals, the team kept with their tradition to host a country superstar as the performer for the National Anthem. Stepping into the rink on Monday, June 5, was singer and longtime Preds fan, Dierks Bentley.
Bentley has never been shy of his support for the home team, attending many games during his life in Nashville and sporting a yellow & navy jersey from time to time. In 2016, Bentley strutted his stuff on the ice when he played Nashville Predators’ alumni game. Most recently, the singer posed with his three young kids and his band to show their support for the team by wearing their best Predators shirts.
The performance comes just two days after Martina McBride crooned the Star-Spangled Banner within the walls of Bridgestone Arena herself. Saturday evening’s game was packed with Preds fans, and drew nearly 50,000 more to the streets of Lower Broadway to watch the show outside of the arena.
Bentley joins the ranks of McBride, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood, who have all stepped center ice to perform the National Anthem.
Going into Monday night’s game, the Pittsburgh Penguins lead the series 2-1. After the game, the series will move back to Pittsburgh, where the Penguins will host the Preds for Game 5 in the PPG Paints Arena on Thursday, June 8.