Rising country music star and avid hockey fan, Brett Kissel, has released the music video to his clever tongue in cheek song "Hockey, Please Come Back." The emotional plea for the return of NHL hockey (which has been locked out for over ten weeks resulting in the cancellation of more than 400 games) has been listened to well over 10,000 times on YouTube and SoundCloud. In partnership with Edmonton video company, Back Road Productions, Kissel shot a video for the song, which can now be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjQLCuM8i-g.
Kissel has been featured in the National Post and on the front page of the Edmonton Journal, as well as popular hockey blog, "Puck Daddy." This week, Brett will appear with hockey legend, Kelly Hrudey on his Hockey Night In Canada XM Satellite radio show.
Kissel jokes and says, "I'm just going along for the ride. What else is there to do? There's no hockey!"
"For the past two months I've been complaining about the NHL lockout," commented Kissel. "My wife recommended I write a song about it to get it out of my system. So I did."
Kissel began to casually play the song for friends and fans who urged Brett to record and release the song on behalf of all hockey fans.
"I was in the midst of recording my new album and really didn't have the time. But one day the studio became available, and voila, it came together," says Kissel. "I didn't have big plans for the song, other than making people laugh and possibly hastening the end of the hockey strike," he laughs.
The song will be available on iTunes and all digital outlets later this week.
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