Keith Urban's National Anthem for the Nashville Predators

Posted May 19, 2017

FILE - In this May 7, 2017 file photo, Dave Haywood, from left, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum performs the national anthem before Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series between the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues, in Nashville, Tenn.

Morgan told the Tennessean's Mike Organ that the issues began after the "captain's wife", Carrie Underwood, asked to sing the anthem during round one.

Even with that kind of incredible energy, and high profile support, Keith Urban started off the night on a wonderfully high note with his rendition of the National Anthem.

Keith Urban sang the National Anthem at the Predators' playoff game Tuesday night as his wife, Oscar victor Nicole Kidman, cheered from the stands.

Last month, 34-year-old Underwood surprised Predators fans with her own National Anthem performance ahead of the Preds' first-round Stanley Cup playoff against the Chicago Blackhawks.

But Morgan isn't taking a backseat to anyone, it seems.

"It's a huge honor, so thank you, Preds, for asking me", he said in a Facebook video. "Then they continued to bring in those other singers and touted them as 'A-listers, ' which kind of hurt me". "With my closest friends, I've certainly shared my disappointment". Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan and Lady Antebellum have all performed the "Star-Spangled Banner" at Bridgestone Arena during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Perhaps the Predators should save him all of that deep thinking and just advise him not to let the zamboni hit him on his way out.