Vince Gill, The Heckler?

Who would have know Vince Gill was a “heckler”?

He was sitting front row, recently, at a Nashville Predators Stanley Cup Playoff game, sporting a t-shirt that proclaimed “Bertuzzi Is A Sissy”

No word on if Todd Bertuzzi, a forward with the Detroit Red Wings, saw Gill, but after talking with Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray, there is a history between the two!

“Oh man, you know what, that was so much fun. I love messin’ with those hockey players.”

When pressed on how this new role of “heckler” started for Vince, he said, “We had a game last year, we were playing Detroit and everyone always gives Todd (Bertuzzi) the business, and I was kinda letting him have it.” He continued, “My seats were right on the glass behind the goal, and he looked up at me, and I was giving him the business and he gestured me, he invited me right out on the ice to try him.”

While Vince definitely wanted to show his love and support for his Predators, fighting a professional hockey doesn’t sound like something you would want to partake in.

“I said I can’t skate!”

While he doesn’t want to fight, just heckle, he does have the utmost respect for the game he loves.

“They’re the toughest, to me, maybe even more than football. They have the least amount of equipment. It is something else.”

When asked if he had the chance to see Carrie Underwood’s playoff “under arm hair” at any of the games (her husband, Mike Fisher plays for the team), he didn’t, but did say, “I have a playoff beard.”

Vince’s latest album, “Guitar Slinger” is out now, and you can catch Vince this weekend at the Star Plaza Theatre.

Check out the full interview, right here:

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