Can Pittsburgh top Nashville’s Stanley Cup National Anthem singers? Yes!

Dan Levy asks for the big guns — and the rest of our staff is appalled he doesn’t think that’s Jeff Jimerson.

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Nashville prides itself on being something of a music city. Predators games are filled with wanna-be country music stars, actual country music stars and players’ wives who have won more than a dozen Grammy awards. They are indeed a music city — The Music City, even — but their first two attempts at Stanley Cup Final National Anthems were, to be kind, poor.

Martina McBride sang the anthem before Game 3, and while she is an amazing singer and has done the anthem at major sporting events before, this week’s performance was nowhere near her best. It may have been her worst.