If there is one person we all want to see sing the national anthem at the Nashville Predators games, it’s Carrie Underwood. Sunday night (April 29) we got our wish. The superstar returned to belt out the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville during game 2 of the Predators second round playoff series agains the Winnipeg Jets.
Carrie hit the ice to an introduction that called her “a beloved music superstar, but tonight she’s a proud hockey wife and a number one Preds fan”. The 35-year-old was of course sporting a Mike Fisher jersey in support of her hubby.
The fifth country artist to do the job during the 2018 playoff run and the second in this series, Carrie followed Dierks Bentley and Del McCroury, who sang in Game 1 agains the Jets. Brad Paisley, Maren Morris and Rascal Flatts each performed at home games in the first playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche.
Carrie also graced the ice during the Predators 2017 run for the Stanley Cup when the Predators began having A-list country artists sing the national anthem. After making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, the Preds saw artists like Carrie, Little Big Town, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley (who returned for game 1 in this series), Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Luke Bryan.
Go Preds! And can we please have Carrie sing the national anthem all the time?!