Edmonton Oilers fan and country music star Brett Kissel has released a new song celebrating the Oilers’ upcoming playoff action. It’s called Were gonna Win the Cup! and features audio from Oilers play-by-play announcer Jack Michaels.
“I’m just so excited about the Oilers and their big playoff push that they are about to embark on, so the best way for me to support a team and support the city is to put music behind it,” he told 630 CHED’s Bruce Bowie.
“I grew up obviously loving the guitar and loving country music, and it’s perfect when those two things can collide with my other biggest hobby, which is the Oilers.”
“What I did is, I’ve got a song called Started with a Song, that was my very first single,” Kissel said. “It’s a hell-raiser, it’s a good time song. So I have rewritten it to that music.”
LISTEN: Brett Kissel’s We’re Gonna Win the Cup
He is the current CCMA Fans’ Choice award winner.
“I remember how thrilled I was to get my picture with the Stanley Cup when I was younger. In Canadian country music, the CCMA Fans’ Choice award IS the Stanley Cup.”
Kissel grew up in Flat Lake, Alta., which is about 200 kilometers northeast of Edmonton near St. Paul, Alta.