Keith Urban Stuns with NHL Playoffs National Anthem
With just one round standing between them and the Stanley Cup finals, the Nashville Predators are playing more fiercely and athletically than ever before. As the team prepares to take the ice within Bridgestone Arena against the Anaheim Ducks for Game Three in the series, the team once again surprised fans with an all-star performance for the National Anthem.
Standing in as the team’s seventh man is Keith Urban, who breathlessly serenaded the electric crowd within the Smashville walls.
Urban’s “The Fighter” collaborator Carrie Underwood was in the arena during the performance as she’s been one of the Predators’ most devoted fans. The singer has been on hand at all of the home games to support her husband and Preds captain, Mike Fisher. The Oklahoma native tweeted about the crowd’s electric energy.
“The energy in this building is incredible,” she wrote.
Minutes after Urban’s spell-binding performance, Underwood posted a video as she sang along to the duo’s collaboration being played on the organ within Bridgestone Arena.
“Name That Tune: Arena Organ Addition… You know you you’ve made it when! #TheFighter,” she wrote as she sang along.
Having a country superstar performer has been a running theme throughout the playoff season for the Preds, who have hosted the likes of Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and Vince Gill since the games began.
Heading into Tuesday Night’s game, the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks are tied 1-1 with Game Three on the line. The following game will be hosted in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, before heading back to California for Game 5.