The National Hockey League today announced that country music superstars Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley will share center stage at the 2022 NHL Stadium Series, the Feb. 26 outdoor game between the Nashville Predators and Tampa Bay Lightning at the home of the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans, Nissan Stadium, in Nashville, Tenn. Their first intermission performance will be televised as part of the NHL Stadium Series broadcast, which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. CT on TNT in the U.S. and on Sportsnet ONE, SN NOW, and TVA Sport in Canada.
“We are thrilled to have two of the biggest names in country music join us in Nashville for the NHL Stadium Series,” said Steve Mayer, NHL Chief Content Officer and Senior Executive Vice President. “Miranda and Dierks are not only two musical superstars but also hockey fans that represent the strong bond that has formed between the Predators and the country music community. The NHL Stadium Series will celebrate Nashville’s transformation into a hockey town, the city’s country music roots and the Predators-Lightning’s growing rivalry. We expect this to be the first of many announcements to come.”
Tickets to the 2022 NHL Stadium Series are available for purchase via Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NHL.
The 2022 NHL Stadium Series marks the second regular-season outdoor game for the Predators and first as host team. The Lightning will make their outdoor game debut, becoming the 27th NHL team to participate in a regular-season outdoor game. For more information on the event, visit NHL.com/StadiumSeries.
Miranda Lambert is the most decorated artist in the history of the Academy of Country Music with 35 ACM Awards (including a record-setting nine consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards), 14 CMA Awards, three GRAMMY Awards, the Nashville Symphony Harmony Award, ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award and ACM Song of the Decade Award, plus was named 2019’s RIAA Artist of the Year. She is the youngest artist ever to serve as the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s Artist in Residence, joining a legendary list of predecessors including Kris Kristofferson, Guy Clark, Tom T. Hall, Jerry Douglas and more. Lambert’s storied career has spanned seven consecutive No. 1 albums, seven No. 1 hit radio singles, more than 70 prestigious awards and countless sales certifications, earning the Texan praise from NPR as “the most riveting country star of her generation.” She is set to hit the road on The Bandwagon Tour with Little Big Town this spring.
Dierks Bentley continues to be a dominant voice for the genre with over 6.4 billion streams as his new single “Beers On Me” with BRELAND and HARDY races up the radio charts. Last year, the multi-platinum singer/songwriter surprised fans with his LIVE FROM TELLURIDE collection that was touted as “a gift that Country music fans didn’t know they needed” (The Tennessean). Bentley continues “making music designed to challenge” (New York Times) as he has garnered countless nominations from the ACM’s, CMA’s, Billboard Music Awards and more while also earning 14 GRAMMY nominations. Bentley celebrates his 16th year as a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He has created professional endeavors outside of the music with his Flag & Anthem lifestyle collection Desert Son, along with his “Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row” franchise hosting five locations. For more information, visit Dierks.com.