The Nashville Predators hockey team got their first playoff game underway last night (Thursday, April 12th) with a little help from Rascal Flatts. The trio was tapped to perform the National Anthem at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The Preds have a history of star-studded anthem singers whose names are usually kept under wraps until the big moment, however Joe Don Rooney tipped fans off a little prematurely. Yesterday afternoon he wrote on Instagram, “Check out @rascalflatts tonight singing the anthem at @predsnhl first rd playoff game 1. Thanks #preds we are honored you invited us!”

Last year, Anthem singers during the Stanley Cup playoff games in Nashville included Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Dierks Bentley and Trisha Yearwood.

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