Nashville Predators Craig Smith Performs Original Song at Legendary Venue

NHL Predator's #15 was front and CENTER during a writer's round at Bluebird Cafe. Craig Smith joined hit songwriters, J.T. Harding (Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Jake Owen, etc) and Chris DeStefano (Carrie Underwood, Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay) at a benefit for The Preds Foundation and ended up surprising his fiance with an original song written with the Music City songwriting giants. 

With many of his fellow Preds players present, Smith was invited to join the round for a little impromptu Green Day. What he ended up performing, was a song called, "Home is With You," that he had co-written with Harding and DeStefano, as a surprise for this fiance, who was also in attendance. 

"Home is With You" was inspired by his fiancé, Aleah Heinlein, who said, "We can live anywhere hockey takes us ...home is with you."


Obviously, Chris DeStefano is a HUGE Nashville Preds fan. He never misses a game. As for JT? Well, he grew up in Detroit cheering for the Red Wings, but I think it’s safe to say he’s a BIG Predators fan now!!

Don't miss more "only in Nashville moments" at this year's Songs and Stories for St Jude featuring Chris DeStefano, JT Harding, Jon Nite and Matt Jenkins at Wildhorse on April 8th. Reserve your seat NOW

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