Dierks Bentley and Del McCoury Deliver National Anthem at Predators vs. Jets
Dierks Bentley and Del McCoury sang the national anthem to open the Nashville Predators' second round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Friday.
The country star harmonized a cappella with the bluegrass legend in a pretty, lilting, performance, which was met with whistles and cheers from the audience.
This is not a new post for Bentley, as he also performed the anthem during the Predators' run to the Stanley Cup finals last year.
McCoury leads the Del McCoury Band, and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2003.
The appearance is yet another in the Predators' string of Music City talent taking on the anthem and delighting the hometown audience. Last Friday, Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris took the honor before their third home game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.On April 14, the team welcomed Brad Paisley to sing the anthem, which he did, accompanying himself on guitar. And, the team opened up their first game of the series with Rascal Flatts performing the anthem on April 12.
The Predators' tradition of inviting country superstars to perform the National Anthem prior to their playoff games began during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. To date they've hosted Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Trisha Yearwood, in addition to their currently growing list of talent for this season.
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