The Nashville Predators have been delighting music fans with their series of invites to various hot-list country artists, and on Friday night (April 20) they welcomed none other than Grammy-winning artist Maren Morris to sing the National Anthem before their third home game of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Morris did the crowd proud with a straightforward a cappella version of the anthem, and herself posted some eyewitness shots of herself walking out to the ice, with the notation "GO PREDS! Honored to sing the national anthem during the playoffs."

Last Saturday (April 14), the team welcomed Brad Paisley to sing the anthem, which he did, accompanying himself on guitar. The team opened up their first game of the series with Rascal Flatts performing the Anthem on April 12.

It seems as if this kind of star power is going to be a welcome trend for the Preds' playoff games in 2018. Both Carrie Underwood—the wife of Predators captain Mike Fisher—and Predators President and CEO Sean Henry hinted to fans that lots of surprises would be in store this season.

The Predators' tradition of inviting country superstars to perform the National Anthem prior to their playoff games began during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. To date they've hosted Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and Trisha Yearwood, in addition to their currently growing list of talent for this season.

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