Carrie Underwood returned to the ice at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Sunday to perform the U.S. national anthem ahead of Game 2 of the Nashville Predators’ second-round series against the Winnipeg Jets.
Underwood, who is married to Predators team captain Mike Fisher, delighted fans with her rousing a cappella version of “The Star-Spangled Banner”, above.
According to an interview the former “American Idol” champ gave to Nashville newspaper The Tennessean, we should expect more surprises from her and some of her fellow country music artists as the Predators continue their quest for the Stanley Cup.
“Last year, I was so proud to be the captain’s wife and loved being able to contribute to the excitement of the playoffs by coming out to perform the anthem at the first game,” Underwood said earlier this month.
“I had so much fun and wanted to continue to support the team by asking a few of my friends to get in on the action,” she added. “Like all of the Preds fans, I’m thrilled that Mike is back on the ice and I love that we are able to bring the music and hockey worlds together this way.”
As she pointed out, this isn’t the first time the “Cry Pretty” singer has performed the anthem at a Predators game; check out this performance from last year: