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Carrie Underwood vows hilarious 'payback' after husband duets with Garth Brooks

Mike Fisher plays hockey for the playoff-bound Nashville Predators, but his harmonies with Brooks prove he's got an ear for music, too.
/ Source: TODAY

Garth Brooks' latest duet features the dulcet tones and sweet harmonies of an unexpected partner: Carrie Underwood's hockey-playing husband.

NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Singer Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher attends the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)FilmMagic file

(Yes, Mike Fisher of the Nashville Predators. He scored a goal in the Preds' win Tuesday night against the Colorado Avalanche. That guy.)

Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher celebrates after scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 4-3. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)AP

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.

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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.

Carrie Underwood is inducted as a member of The Grand Ole Opry by fellow Opry member Garth Brooks on May 10, 2008.WireImage file

"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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