Dierks Bentley is a regular fixture at the Nashville Predators hockey games each season, so he's especially proud of the NHL team for doing so well in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Predators recently defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, and last night (Wednesday, April 26th), took on the St. Louis Blues for Game 1 of round two, winning with a final score of 4-3.

Dierks tells us: ["You know, Nashville is just on fire right now and I think what's so cool about the Predators is they're a young team, the energy in that building is just the energy of youthful exuberance (and) excitement. Nothing against Chicago or teams we've played before or will play but we're an expansion team and it wasn't that long ago when even the players were donating salaries and money to buy tickets to keep the team here, so to watch the team grow over the last five, six years and even when we're playing a team like the Blackhawks, it used to be half and half red jerseys and gold jerseys. It's all gold. It's all hardcore Predators fans and to move on now to the Blues, and every game they win it just grows more, the hockey just grows more and more exciting in this town and more people come check it out. It's so fun to be part of that energy and this moment for the Preds so hopefully they can keep it going on. It feels like they really got a good thing going."] SOUNDCUE (:54 OC: . . . good thing going.)

And so does Dierks! He's climbing the charts with his latest hit, "Black," and his What The Hell tour is playing coast to coast with special guests Cole Swindell and Jon Pardi.

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