Watch Luke Bryan Perform the National Anthem Before the Nashville Predators Hockey Game

Watch Luke Bryan Perform the National Anthem Before the Nashville Predators Hockey Game

The Nashville Predators brought out their secret weapon—Luke Bryan—before Game 4 of their playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks last night (April 20).

Like Carrie Underwood a couple of nights before, Luke was tasked with singing the national anthem before the puck dropped. And just like his performance at this year’s Super Bowl, Luke once again delivered the anthem to the delight of the sell-out crowd—this time at Bridgestone Arena, the very arena where he has won two CMA Entertainer of the Year Awards.

The Predators went on to win the game (4-1) and sweep the series (4-0) against the Blackhawks, a team that had the best record in the conference. The Preds punched their ticket to Round Two of the playoffs, awaiting the winner of the St. Louis/Minnesota series.

After pulling out their big guns with Carrie and Luke in the first round, it will be fun to watch who the Preds get to sing the anthem next.

Watch Luke’s performance below.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell