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Nashville knew hosting the NHL All Star Game meant the hockey world would be focused on it. While hockey may not necessarily be the Music City’s strong suit, especially considering that the hometown team, the Nashville Predators, are currently in next-to-last place, there is no denying that Nashville sure knows how to put on a show.


After rolling out the red carpet to players and fans alike on Jan. 31, Nashville showed the world why it owns the title of Music City. Once Lennon & Maisy Stella (Maddie & Daphne Conrad on TV show “Nashville”) finished singing the Canadian anthem, out came the big guns.

Enter Vince Gill.

Taking the ice with his 14-year-old daughter Corrina and her purple Chuck Taylors, the two Gills teamed up to produce “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the ages. Vince started things off at the 2-minute mark in the video above, but when he handed it off to Corrina mid-song, he went from superstar to proud dad as it was her powerful voice that really stole the show.

Gill is a big supporter of the NHL’s Nashville Predators and has been instrumental in the team’s history. In addition to being a season ticket holder since the team’s inception 18 years ago, he also helped with the design of the Bridgestone Arena, the Predators’ home stadium.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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