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gets the party started in Nashville with a ~ smashing ~ rendition of the National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/YohpqHfcxp
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He opened the hockey game with a rousing rendition of The Star Spangled Banner.
But after finishing up the national anthem at the Stanley Cup game in Nashville on Saturday, Gavin DeGraw had a bit of a performance mishap when he slipped on the ice.
Pop - Singer - Face - Ice - Trouble
The 42-year-old pop singer smashed his face into the ice, though he managed to get up without too much trouble.
Gavin was performing the anthem for Game Five of the Stanley Cup tournament, a showdown between the Dallas Stars and the hometown Nashville Predators.
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The I Don't Want To Be Singer started the performance off well enough with a mellifluous and fairly traditional version of the Banner.
The Stars fans in the crowd shouted out 'Stars!' as he sang the line, 'Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight...'
Gavin - Hockey - Players - Wave - Emotions
Gavin swept up the hockey players in a wave of patriotic emotions, and they started to swagger along with the music.
The Chariot singer was met with thunderous applause and cheers from the crowd at the conclusion of the anthem, but...
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