Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley Witness Smashville History

Predators Move On to Second Round After Sweeping Blackhawks

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley witnessed a historic night in Smashville on Thursday night (April 20).

They were at the Bridgestone Arena when the Nashville Predators swept their Stanley Cup playoff series, beating the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1. Never before have the Preds swept a playoff series, and this is the first time an eight seed has ever beaten a one in a best of seven series in NHL history.

Bryan kicked off the night with a surprise performance of the National Anthem, days after Carrie Underwood surprised her husband’s team with her version on Monday (April 17).

Bryan and Bentley were later spotted in a suite cheering on the Preds in matching blue, gold and cowboy hats.

The Preds will face the winner of the St. Louis-Minnesota series in the second round.

Lauren Tingle is a Tennessean and storyteller who eats music for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When she’s not writing or rocking out, she enjoys yoga and getting lost in the great outdoors.