DIERKS BENTLEYgot some heat on Twitter for his rendition of the National Anthem last night, before Game Four of the Stanley Cup. The Nashville Predators won and tied the series 2-2, by the way.
Well, we listened. And . . . it’s a whole lot of noise about nothing. Aside from a note or two near the end that might have been a little off. Typical social media.
Granted, Dierks has a natural delivery that’s a little rough around the edges. But that’s a key to his style, and it’s nice to have different takes on the National Anthem . . . as long as they’re professional, sincere, and in good taste.
Maybe Dierks isn’t a natural fit for a soaring anthem . . . (after all, no one’s gonna put him in the same category as Whitney Houston) . . . but he did fine.
Just spitballin’ here, but could it be that most hockey fans aren’t necessarily country fans? And maybe they just don’t WANT a natural country sound for the National Anthem?
If that’s the case . . . I get it. But that’s a lot different than saying Dierks “butchered” the Star Spangled Banner.