Luke Bryan Kicks Off Stanley Cup Game 6 With Rooftop Performance [Watch]
Country and hockey fans alike have been treated to some of the genre's biggest names opening the Nashville Predators home games during the race to the Stanley Cup. For Game 6 on Sunday night, Luke Bryan offered an extra special surprise, kicking off the game with a live performance on top of one of Nashville's most famous bars.
Bryan performed his hit "I Don't Want This Night to End" atop the famed Tootsie's bar on Broadway, with fans filling the streets of downtown Nashville below. Tootsie's sits across from the Preds' home of Bridgestone Arena, and Bryan came in full-on Preds gear, wearing a jersey with his name on the back and a "Smash" hat.
He even changed the lyrics to his hit, singing, "I don't want these Stanley Cup finals to ever ever end."
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The special performance began with an introduction from fellow country icons Vince Gill and Dierks Bentley, who were showing off their own Preds pride in gold jerseys in the crowd below. All three of the stars have sung the Anthem before the Predators' home games, as have Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride. On Sunday night, it was Faith Hill's turn with a cameo from Tim McGraw.
The Preds face the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Sunday (June 11). If the Nashville team wins, they'll tie the series with the Penguins, moving into Game 7.
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