The Nashville Predators returning home for Game 5 of their playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets means only one thing. It means an A-list country artist will take the ice for the national anthem. Saturday night (May 5), Lady Antebellum did the honors, performing the national anthem at Bridgestone arena.
Charles Kelley kicked off the anthem for the first verse. Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood joined in with their harmonies on the second verse. However, as Charles took over, he accidentally missed a line in the anthem, leaving Hillary to jump in to sing the correct line, making a nice save. While it was a small blunder, under immense pressure, the trio pulled it together and nailed the anthem with their dulcet harmonies.
Following their performance, Olympic gold medallist, Scott Hamilton, emerged waving the yellow towel, getting the crowd riled up.
Lady Antebellum is the sixth act to sing the national anthem in the 2018 playoff run, they also performed the anthem in the Preds 2017 run. They follow in the footsteps of Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley and Maren Morris during the first series and Carrie Underwood and Dierks Bentley with Del McCoury during the second series.