The Predators’ deep run during the Stanley Cup Playoffs was an exciting time for Nashville hockey fans—all but one, at least. Dennis K. Morgan has been belting out the national anthems at Predators game for about 17 years, but his gig ended fairly abruptly when he was replaced by country singer Carrie Underwood ahead of Game 3 of this past post-season. What followed was a rotating cast of all-star singers, including Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan, among plenty others. The story made headlines as Morgan voiced his displeasure at the situation in an interview with The Tennessean. “It was presented to me as a one night only kind of thing and I agreed to it,” Morgan told The Tennessean back in May. “Then they continued to bring in these other singers and touted them as ‘A-listers,’ which kind of hurt me.” In an interview with Sportsnet 590 The FAN on Friday, Morgan said he was not happy about how he was portrayed in the article—”I came off looking like a person who had too high a self opinion,” he said—and said he wanted to clear his name.
Nashville anthem singer done with Predators after ‘hurtful’ post-season
Sportsnet | Jul 8