Dennis K. Morgan had sang the national anthem for the NHL’s Nashville Predators more than 185 times before this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs.
But the Predators began to use famous country music stars, including Carrie Underwood, during the team’s Stanley Cup run from April to June. The Predators lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final in six games.
Morgan told Canadian sports talk station SportsNet 590 The Fan (CJCL-AM) he no longer wants to work for the Predators.
“Even in the unlikely event that I was invited, I don’t want to have an association with the organization any longer,” Morgan told The Fan.
Morgan added that his contract with the Predators expired recently, and he has not been contacted by the team since.