TORONTO – Canadian country music star Brett Kissel will perform the Canadian national anthem before Game 1 of the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey 2016 Final between Team Canada and Team Europe on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN, CBC, TVAS). The game will be played at the Air Canada Centre, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kissel was crowned the “New King of Country” by Canadian Press after walking away the big winner of the 2016 CCMA Awards with four trophies, including Male Artist of the Year and Fans’ Choice. The wins cap off an incredible 12 months for Kissel since the release of his album, Pick Me Up. The album spawned the Gold and no. 1 single, “Airwaves,” as well as the chart-topping hits, “Cool With That” and “Pick Me Up.” In October, Kissel is set to accept the Allan Slaight Honour at the Canada’s Walk of Fame induction ceremony, an award previously won by Drake, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes. The Allan Slaight Honour recognizes young, inspirational Canadians who have achieved international success in the music industry. Kissel’s latest single is the stunningly emotional “I Didn’t Fall In Love With Your Hair.” Proceeds from the sale of the single will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, while entrepreneur W. Brett Wilson will match all money raised up to $25,000.