Dierks Bentley’s on Vocal Rest, But He Still Cheered on the Preds [WATCH]
Dierks Bentley is on vocal rest, but he still found a way to cheer on the Nashville Predators during Game 6 of their Stanley Cup Playoffs Western Conference Final series vs. the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night (May 22). On Instagram, Bentley shared a couple videos from the big game -- and although he wasn't screaming for the team, he was still showing his Preds pride.
"Can't talk, but I can raise my fist and stomp my feet and make some noise for our boys!" Bentley captioned his first video, which shows the country star, at the game, holding up a tiny notebook with the words "VOICE REST," "FEEL LIKE CRAP" and "GO PREDS!" written in it. Both Bentley and his wife are decked out in Predators gear.
Bentley's second video, taken during the game, finds the singer relying on his notebook as well. Rather than cheering and shouting during big moments, Bentley had to hold up that notebook again; this time, "WE WANT THE CUP" is written on one of its pages.
Bentley was forced to cancel a Sunday night (May 21) concert in Birmingham, Ala., due to the illness that has him on vocal rest. The singer says that he's never missed a show due to illness and hated to do so, but he "pushed [himself] too far;" Bentley didn't specify what, exactly, was wrong, though he did note that "I would post a pic of what is coming out of my nose but it's beyond what you really want to see."
Bentley wasn't the only country star at Monday night's Predators game: Trisha Yearwood performed the National Anthem before puck drop and watched the game with her husband, Garth Brooks. Naturally, Carrie Underwood was among those in the building as well, supporting her husband, Preds team captain Mike Fisher.
The Nashville Predators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-3 on Monday night to win their Western Conference Final series four games to two. The team was presented with the Clarence S. Campbell Bowl and will now compete for the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. The Preds defeated the Chicago Blackhawks four games to none during their first Stanley Cup Playoffs series to advance to Round 2; they then defeated the St. Louis Blues four games to two in that series to advance to Round 3.
Nashville's Stanley Cup Final opponent has yet to be determined; in the Eastern Conference Final series, the Pittsburgh Penguins are leading the Ottawa Senators three games to two, with Game 6 scheduled for Tuesday night (May 23). The Stanley Cup Final series is scheduled to begin on Monday (May 29), with Nashville's first home game scheduled for June 3. The team will also host a game on June 5, and could be hosting a game on June 11, should the series go that long.
Country Music's Biggest Risk-Takers
You Think You Know Dierks Bentley?