So great to turn on the NHL All-Star Game over the weekend and see Brett Young doing the Star Spangled Banner! I'm a Brett Young fan for sure and it was nice to see a Country star on the same screen as one of my favorite sports!

But Brett has been getting a ton of grief on social media for the way he performed the national anthem in Tampa during the NHL All-Star Weekend with all kinds of nasty comments saying it was "soulless" or that it was way too long.

While a typical performance of Star Spangled Banner clocks in at about 1:10, Brett sang for around 1:50. Yes it was longer than most, but you can tell he was really trying to make it something special... And also, if you've ever been on a stage to do the national anthem, that's one of the most nerve wracking things to do because everybody knows the words and the tune! 

Check out his performance and let me know what you think in the comments below