Carrie Underwood sang the National Anthem before husband’s playoff game

It’s always sweet to see a spouse support their partner in their professional endeavors, right? Take, for example, singer Carrie Underwood. Not only was the country crooner present to see her hubby, Mike Fisher, take to the ice in a playoff game between his Nashville Predators and the Chicago Blackhawks, she also surprised the home crowd with a lovely rendition of the National Anthem to kick off the game.

The 34-year-old singer has been vocally supportive of her hubby, who is captain of the NHL squad, and has used her social media accounts to cheer the Predators onto the Stanley Cup Playoffs. She’s been dubbed the team’s good luck charm, going so far as to paint her fingers and toes with the team’s colors.

On Monday night, Carrie donned a #12 jersey (Mike’s number, obviously) and also rocked a Preds hat, which she modeled on Instagram.

After the announcer at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena said, “Please rise and welcome seven-time Grammy winner and longtime Nashville Predators fan Carrie Underwood,” the singer received a thunderous ovation from the amped-up crowd. The reception was so overwhelming, you can see Carrie say “Whoa” before launching into an American Idol-worthy performance. After singing the anthem, Carrie joined the crowd in the team’s traditional towel wave. She later tweeted, “This @PredsNHL crowd is INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Lending to the theory that Carrie is the team’s good luck charm, Nashville defeated Chicago in overtime and the Blackhawks are down 3-0. If Nashville moves forward, they will most likely face the St. Louis Blues, who are currently 3-0 against the Minnesota Wild. Carrie may need to stock up on some more nail polish.

Carrie is like the anti-Jessica Simpson, isn’t she? I think it’s awesome that she’s so supportive of Mike. Of course, live hockey, especially during the playoffs, is super exciting. It wouldn’t take much to get me to the rink. I grew up a Tampa Bay Lightning fan, so I’ve got no horse in this race anymore. I guess, go, Nashville!

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  1. juice says:

    fish used to play for my team, and was seriously one of the nicest guys around, so i will always have a soft spot for him, but… GO SENS.

  2. detritus says:

    Sorry Carry, you’re cool and all but oh man, this years hockey is insane.
    My partner is a diehard leafs fan, and I’m now a semi fan, but they’ve just pulled a second win , in a series it was expected they’d be crushed. Matthews, Marner and Neelander have been on fire, the old boys are bringing it. So excited for the next game.

  3. Alix says:

    May I nitpick here? No matter how big a fan of the home team you are, you’re singing the national anthem for the ENTIRE crowd. You should wear something appropriately neutral and change into your fan gear afterwards. Tacky, IMO.

    • detritus says:

      Yeah it’s not rude exactly, tacky is the right word. You didn’t sing for the predators you sang for every player of that nationality and every fan.

    • Tiffany says:

      If they are local singers (which is normally the case), they will wear the home team jersey. It would be blank on the back, but the home team none the less.

    • MaybeTomorrow says:

      Disagree. It was a home game, not tacky to show support at home. Tacky would be to agree to sing it at a Chicago home game wearing a predator jersey.

    • Liz says:

      Not tacky. Totally normal. Hometown singer wears hometown colors. Especially during the playoffs. The only anthem singers who do not wear team colors are the Military, Police or Fire Department singers who come in uniform. I’ve seen members of the New York City Opera perform the national anthem at Madison Square Garden wearing Lundqvist jerseys.

      I would like hear Carrie sing “Oh, Canada”, but that will not happen before the third round, if by some miracle Nashville keeps going and either Calgary or Edmonton makes it that far. I suspect Calgary may be packing their bags tonight and looking for tee times tomorrow.

      I’m a long-time NY Rangers fan and would love to see a Smashville/Rangers matchup in the finals, but I just don’t see my beloved Rangers getting that far. It will be Pittsburgh in the East again (and I loathe Crosby).

  4. Wendy says:

    I live in Nashville and am a HUGE Predators fan. We have season tickets. Carrie comes to all the games that she’s in town for, however I don’t remember her ever having sung at the games before. She has made an effort for hockey and the Predators to be Mike’s thing and hasn’t wanted to pull focus off of him and the team. BTW, Mike is so awesome, so nice. I met him out one night during the lockout.

  5. Stacy Dresden says:

    I cannot STAND this chick!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Go Preds, Corey, how could you.

    GO BLUES ( although we are essentially the same team, I am scared of Pekka Renne. When he is on, he is a beast) !!!

  7. Angel says:

    That girl can SANG!!! Carrie rocks!

  8. Incognito says:

    I love that Carrie actively supports Mike and the Preds. And she sang beautifully. I got chills several times during her rendition.

    However, I’m a Hawks fan. Go Hawks Go!

  9. MaybeTomorrow says:

    Well since my Dallas Stars folded like a cheap suit this season (sniff, sniff………WHY??????)…..I’m all about the Predators now. They have been taking Chicago to the woodshed, hehe

  10. Dumbledork says:

    Hawks fan here too. Ugh, they are killing me! Don’t think I’ve seen a national anthem with someone in a team jersey. They definitely don’t do that here. They always bring veterans out, and the singer is in a suit. Carrie still annoys me for some reason, but she did a great job. Why not take advantage of her voice if she’s there.

  11. Mar says:

    She’s so talented and pretty yes opposite of Simpson!

  12. CatJ says:

    Oilers watcher here! Our anthem singer wears a team jersey and goes into the stands to sing
    with the crowd around him. It’s awesome to see and hear!!!

  13. Adele Dazeem says:

    She’s growing on me. Slowly.
    Wasn’t it Lainey that called her Country Bitch? Still makes me chuckle.

    I think marriage and parenthood have…made her a little more chill, likeable, less icy.