Sheryl Crow Is Nashville Predators vs. Winnipeg Jets Game 7 National Anthem Singer [WATCH]
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Prior to a must-win game for the Nashville Predators on Thursday night (May 10), Sheryl Crow performed the National Anthem. Readers can press play above to see her performance before the puck dropped for Game 7 of the Preds' 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs series vs. the Winnipeg Jets.
Thursday night's game is crucial to Nashville continuing their playoff run: The best-of-seven second-round series was tied at three games apiece headed into Game 7. Whoever wins will face the Las Vegas Golden Knights in the next round of the playoffs, the NHL's Western Conference Finals round.
In addition to Crow, during the Predators vs. Jets series, Dierks Bentley and Del McCoury, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum all performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Nashville's home games. Nashville defeated the Colorado Avalanche four games to two in their first-round playoffs matchup; Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Maren Morris sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the team's three home games during that series.
The Nashville Predators' tradition of inviting country superstars to perform the National Anthem prior to home playoff games began during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Last year, Underwood -- who is married to Predators player Mike Fisher -- was the first to get involved, but Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Trisha Yearwood and many more also got in on the fun throughout the Preds' Stanley Cup run.
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