Vince Gill and Daughter Sing the National Anthem at NHL All-Star Game [Watch]
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Vince Gill traded the stage for the rink this weekend for his performance of the National Anthem at the NHL All-Star Game in Nashville, Tenn.
Gill and his daughter, 14-year-old Corinna, took to the ice to sing the National Anthem together on Sunday (Jan. 31). While Vince began the song, his daughter took over for the final verse, the proud dad looking on while his daughter garnered screams from hockey fans at Bridgestone Arena.
The country singer was appointed mayor of the weekend hockey festivities, and he and wife Amy Grant (who replaced Lady Antebellum‘s Charles Kelley as celeb coach) acted as advisors and coaches throughout the All-Star weekend. Gill spoke with the Tennessean about his passion for the sport and being a Predators supporter. He has held season tickets since the Predators came to Nashville in the late ’90s and says if he had to choose a Country Music Hall of Famer to be his enforcer on the ice it would be one famous lady: “I like Dolly (Parton),” he says.
The country singer will trade in his skates this month to focus on the release his new album, Down to My Last Bad Habit, on Feb. 12. The 12-song record was written/co-written and co-produced by Gill.
“Forty years into this, it’s still as much fun as it’s ever been to play music,” Gill says in a press release. “At the end of the day, what I get excited about is doing something I haven’t done before. When I record a song, I feel successful if I’ve accomplished something new.”
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