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Upstaged: Predators anthem singer replaced by A-list artists

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The longtime anthem singer at Nashville Predators hockey games has sour grapes over being replaced in the Stanley Cup playoffs by super star singers such as Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town.

Dennis K. Morgan, who has been singing at Predators games for 17 years, told The Tennessean he has been hurt and disappointed by being upstaged by A-list country acts. Morgan said Underwood, who is married to team captain Mike Fisher, asked to sing in the first home game of the playoffs and he agreed to it. But the team kept bringing in special musical guests to sing.

The team said in a statement that Morgan's arrangement allowed for "nationally and internationally renowned musical artists to perform when available."

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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