Billy Ray Cyrus Pens Nashville Predators Rally Song [LISTEN]
Inspired by the Nashville Predators' run for the Stanley Cup, Billy Ray Cyrus has released a rally song for the team. Readers can press play above to hear "Bring the Stanley Cup to Tennessee," which Cyrus wrote and recorded in just one day, Rolling Stone Country reports.
Cyrus' musical rallying cry features a country-rock melody and lyrics such as "We'll all stand and cheer / Toast it with a beer / Bring the Stanley Cup to Tennessee!" The heavy-on-the-cowbell chant references the "Smashville" fan base and the (questionable) Nashville tradition of tossing a catfish onto the ice at games.
Now competing in their first-ever Stanley Cup Final series, the Nashville Predators are down two games to none against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Game 3 of the series will take place in Nashville on Saturday night (June 3); Alan Jackson will play a free pre-game concert to celebrate. The Preds will also host a game on June 5 -- Kip Moore and more will play for free before that game -- and could be hosting a game on June 11, should the series go that long.
In 2017, Cyrus is celebrating the 25th anniversary of his hit song "Achy Breaky Heart" by releasing new versions of the hit tune. He's also working through the legal process of changing his name to Cyrus.