Nashville Predators’ National Anthem singer Dennis K. Morgan made news Monday night that he probably wishes never happened. Preds fans have gone off the top rope.
Morgan was asked by the Tennesseean how he felt about the Predators “upstaging” him during their Stanley Cup Playoff run with world renowned, grammy winning artists. Thus far, Carrie Underwood (Captain Mike Fisher’s wife), Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Vince Gill have participated in singing the National Anthem during Preds home playoff games.
Morgan told the Tennessean his frustrations:
“I’m not going to hide my disappointment and I told the Predators that I have been asked the same question over and over and it’s just really getting old,” Morgan said. “Everywhere I go — obviously at my day job (as a healthcare IT recruiting manager) and at (Bridgestone) arena as well as everywhere else I go to church, grocery stores, on the street, in meetings and in restaurants — people want to know how I feel.”
Morgan continued further into the story:
“They came to me and said the captain’s (Mike Fisher) wife asked to sing the anthem that night,” Morgan said. “It was presented to me as a one night only kind of thing and I agreed to it. Then they continued to bring in these other singers and touted them as ‘A-listers,’ which kind of hurt me.”
With my closest friends, I’ve certainly shared my disappointment. But most of the time I’ll toe the company line and say, ‘Why am I not singing? Because I don’t have seven Grammys, I’m not married to the captain, she’s a whole lot prettier than me,’ that kind of thing and try to leave it at that.”
Once the news hit, Preds fans unleashed on Morgan via social media. It wasn’t pretty. Here are some of the best comments we’ve found.
Preds fans destroy upset National Anthem singer
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