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Garth Brooks' latest duet features the dulcet tones and sweet harmonies of an unexpected partner: Carrie Underwood's hockey-playing husband.
(Yes, Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators. He scored a goal in the Preds' win Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche. That guy.)
A day after that win, Underwood posted an Instagram video of Brooks playing an acoustic guitar and dedicating a song to "my sweetheart, my girlfriend, Carrie Underwood." That ballad, his 1992 hit "The River," started innocently enough, until Fisher entered, stage right, and joined Brooks on vocals.
Yes, Fisher plays hockey for a living, but, as his harmonies prove, he clearly has an ear for music, too.
Back in 2008, Brooks helped induct Underwood as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, but according to the former "American Idol" champ, she's never shared duet with him.
"How is it that my hubby, @mfisher1212 gets to sing with THE @garthbrooks before I do?" reads Underwood's caption. "As payback, I think I'll try to see if Wayne Gretzky wants to play a pick up hockey game sometime!"
To paraphrase three quotes from the hockey-friendly "Wayne's World":
- "Party on, Wayne (Gretzky)."
- "Party on, Garth (Brooks)."
- "Game on, (Mike and Carrie)."
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