Here’s your chance to show Music City what you've got.
At many sporting events, the National Anthem often gets just as much attention as the action taking place on the field, court, and ice. Take for example this past hockey season, where we saw country music’s biggest stars not only make an appearance behind the glass, but they also appeared on the NHL’s biggest stage at the Stanley Cup Playoffs, with the likes of everyone from Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan to Keith Urban and Faith Hill all taking their turn at performing the National Anthem. Well, now you have the chance to join this star-studded musical lineup as the Nashville Predators next anthem singer.
Since the departure of the Preds’ longtime National Anthem singer, Dennis K. Morgan, the team has been on the hunt to find his next replacement before the puck drops next season. On Wednesday, August 2, Smashville’s own announced that auditions are open to fans. If you’ve got the vocal range and musical chops, you have until Sunday, August 13, to submit an application. The process works much like any music competition show.
Key decision makers will pick 10 deserving contestants to perform in front of a live audience and celebrity judges. From there, four out of 10 of those finalists will have the opportunity to sing during the Predators preseason games. Those performances will be voted on, and the singer receiving the most votes will lay claim to anthem rights for the regular season. Those who come in second and third will serve as alternates.
The Smashville community reaches far beyond Middle Tennessee—just as our anthem singer does—and the input from our loyal fanbase guarantees that inside Bridgestone Arena and on television screens across the United States, our new singer will be a household staple alongside the Western Conference Champion Nashville Predators," said Chris Junghans, Nashville Predators Executive Vice President and CRO.
WATCH: Carrie Underwood Nashville Predators National Anthem Performance
Each participant must be 18 years of age or older to audition, and all video and performance submissions must be your own work. Good luck!