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Upstaged: Predators anthem singer replaced by A-list artists

Upstaged: Predators anthem singer replaced by A-list artists

Even with that kind of awesome energy, and high profile support, Keith Urban started off the night on a wonderfully high note with his rendition of the National Anthem. Another Nashville local, Urban was tapped to sing the national anthem.

Besides Keith and wife Nicole Kidman taking in the big game, other Nashville stars were peppered throughout Bridgestone Arena- Jason Aldean and wife Brittany Kerr, Dierks Bentley with his family, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, Carrie Underwood, and Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet.

Morgan, the regular anthem singer for the Nashville Predators, is apparently unhappy with having been bumped in favour of various country stars throughout Nashville's run to the Western Conference Final.

"I've lived in America for 25 years". So, it's a huge honor.

"I'm not going to hide my disappointment, and I told the Predators that I have been asked the same question over and over and it's just really getting old", Morgan said. "For me, from all the years I've lived here, one of the proudest moments ever in my life".

While the Predators' new country pregame routine has been nearly universally praised, the team encountered some controversy earlier this week. One way the team keeps the performance exciting is by avoiding announcing who will be singing that night. But the team kept bringing in special musical guests to sing. I've been as good-natured as I can be. Morgan was looking forward to hitting the 25-year mark of performing the anthem for National Hockey League teams (which he would achieve during the 2018-19 season), but will now spend his summer doing some "soul-searching".


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