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Luke Bryan opening Game 6 broadcast from honky-tonk roof

FILE -- In this June 5, 2017 file photo, people watch a pre-game concert as they wait to watch the broadcast of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals between the Nashville Predators and the Pittsburgh Penguins on Broadway in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators host Game 6 on Sunday evening at the same time that the annual CMA Music Festival holds its concert headlined by Keith Urban and Brad Paisley in nearby Nissan Stadium, the home of the Tennessee Titans. The honky-tonk lined blocks in between the two venues are expected to packed with even more fans, and city officials expect a total of 100,000 people to throng the downtown streets. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star and Predators fan Luke Bryan will open NBC’s broadcast of Game 6 on Sunday night singing a song from the rooftop of the honky-tonk Tootsie’s World Famous Orchid Lounge.

The two-time Country Music Association entertainer of the year will sing one song exclusively for the broadcast, according to the NHL. Bryan also will sing four songs at 7 p.m. that will be streamed live on and shown on TV screens inside Bridgestone Arena before Pittsburgh plays Nashville and also for fans at watch parties in downtown Nashville.

Steve Mayer, NHL executive vice president and content officer, says the NHL wanted a way to cap the Predators’ last home game of the Stanley Cup Final in a memorable way.

Pittsburgh leads the series 3-2.


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