Watch Martina McBride Sing the National Anthem Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

Watch Martina McBride Sing the National Anthem Before Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final

The NHL’s Nashville Predators were back in action against the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday night (June 3).

Like the Preds eight previous home playoff games, the performance of the national anthem was a star-studded affair—this time Martina McBride had the honor.

In Round 1 of the playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks, Carrie Underwood (April 17) and Luke Bryan (April 20) sang the national anthem before Games 3 and 4, respectively.

In Round 2 against the St. Louis Blues, Little Big Town (April 30), Vince Gill (May 2) and Lady Antebellum (May 7) had the honors before Games 3, 4 and 6, respectively.

In the Western Conference Finals against the Anaheim Ducks, Keith Urban (May 16) delighted the crowd with an a cappella performance before Game 3, while Kelly Clarkson sang the anthem before Game 4 (May 18) and Trisha Yearwood got the nod before Game 6 (May 22).

Tonight, Martina McBride got the call to perform the anthem before the Preds’ first home game of the Stanley Cup Final. Watch Martina sing the anthem in front of the sellout crowd.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson