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Video: Keith Urban sings national anthem for Predators in Game 3

Keith Urban was the latest powerhouse to sing the national anthem for the Predators, kicking things from Smashville in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final.

Ryan Johansen and Ryan Kesler jawing at each other isn’t the only source of drama in the Western Conference Final.

The other, significantly odder, controversy surrounds national anthem singers before Nashville Predators games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. In short, Dennis K. Morgan - the Predators’ regular singer for years - hasn’t been happy that big celebrities have been singing the anthem for Predators games as passion for the team is taking over the area.

It’s fairly odd stuff considering the stakes, but if you need a breather from frenetic playoff hockey and/or terrifying political news, you might want to jump down the rabbit hole there.

Anyway, Morgan isn’t likely to be happy with tonight’s choice, as another famous celebrity did the anthem honors, with Keith Urban getting the nod. This post’s main image features Urban and Carrie Underwood, spouse of Mike Fisher and one of the singers whose presence upset Morgan.

You can watch Urban’s rendition of the anthem in the video above this post’s headline. And then ruminate, for at least a second, on how virtually anything can be controversial in 2017.