Vince Gill spends much of his time on the road, performing his award-winning music. But when the singer-songwriter is at home in Nashville, Tenn., he can often be found at a Nashville Predators ice hockey game, where he and his wife, Amy Grant, have been longtime season ticket holders.

Now, Gill is taking his love of the sport to a new level. In addition to being named to the Nashville Predator Foundation's Board of Directors, he will also serve on the broadcast team for select home games.

“I’ve been involved with the Nashville Predators since I first heard that an NHL franchise was on its way to Nashville,” Gill explains. “I’ve seen the incredible work that the Nashville Predators Foundation does in the community, and while we’ve worked together in the past, I’m looking forward to continuing to build and strengthen that relationship in the weeks and months ahead. Along with that involvement, I’m excited to join the Preds broadcast group to talk hockey and interact with some of the Predators’ great fans.”

Adds Nashville Predators Foundation President Sean Henry, “Vince Gill is a Nashville treasure and is at the forefront of virtually any initiative that puts kids in the position to make good choices. Vince’s generosity has been a true example of how to make an impact in one’s home community, and by leveraging Vince’s spirit and popularity with the Predators fan base, the Nashville Predators Foundation will be able to continue their mission of making a difference in kids’ lives.”

As part of Gill's appointment to the board, the tunesmith will work to help provide scholarship opportunities for children to practice at the Predators' newly built practice facility. Find out more about the Nashville Predators Foundation charitable organization here.

Gill will receive the BMI Icon Award at a special ceremony on Nov. 4, honoring his illustrious career in country music. He is spending much of the fall on the road, including shows in Texas and California next month. See all of his upcoming concerts here.