Luke Bryan will sing the national anthem tonight at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.

Bryan will perform as part of Hockey has Heart Congenital Defect Awareness Night before the Predators face the Islanders at 7 p.m.

Two young CHD patients will join Bryan for the anthem.

Bryan and his wife Caroline Boyer Bryan lost a niece, Sadie Brett Boyer, to CHD in 2017 and work with her parents on The Brett Boyer Foundation.

CHD is caused when the heart or blood vessels near it don't develop normally before birth. It affects 40,000 newborns in the U.S per year, including more than 760 in Tennessee.