Faith Hill Sings National Anthem at 2017 Stanley Cup Final Game 6 [WATCH]
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Nashville's final home game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final series took place at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday night (June 11), and in keeping with tradition, a famous name performed the National Anthem prior to puck drop. Readers can press play above to watch Faith Hill sing "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Hill's husband, Tim McGraw, stepped out onto the ice shortly after the completion of the Anthem to fire up the crowd by waving rally towels. McGraw tweeted a picture shortly after showing him and Hill walking through the arena hand in hand.
The Nashville Predators’ National Anthem singers during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs have all been major stars: Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan sang the Anthem during the Preds’ two home Round 1 playoff games, while Little Big Town, Vince Gill and his daughters Jenny and Corinna and Lady Antebellum sang during Round 2.
For Nashville's three home games during Round 3, the Western Conference Final series, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood did the honors. Martina McBride performed before puck drop of the Predators first Stanley Cup Final home game, Game 3, while Dierks Bentley did the honors for Game 4.
Prior to Game 6, the Predators were trailing the Pittsburgh Penguins three games to two. If Pittsburgh wins Game 6, they will win the Stanley Cup; if Nashville wins, the deciding game, Game 7, will take place in Pittsburgh on Wednesday (June 14).
Hill and McGraw are currently out on the road for their 2017 Soul2Soul Tour; the 60-plus-city trek began in New Orleans, La., in April and will run through the end of October. McGraw and Hill each signed separate deals with Sony in mid-February and will release a collaborative album through the label later this year. In early January, it was announced that they will be the subjects of a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit beginning in November.
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