Photo credit: @nickludeman

The Washington Capitals have long been divided when it comes to music. The Capitals captain, Alex Ovechkin, loves weird Russian techno and rap, most notably Drake. Nicklas Backstrom enjoys Tiesto and pop music. Brooks Laich digs classic rock. Mike Green dabbles between both rap and hard-rock, Jay-Z and Seether in particular.

Then there are some other Caps who jam to country music. That group includes Eric Fehr, who once detailed his love of the genre during his first go around with the Caps.

“When it comes to my music, you can tell I grew up on the farm,” Fehr was quoted by the DC Sports Bog as saying. “I really enjoy listening to country music. The guys on the team don’t let me put it on in the dressing room, but I’m pretty sure they’ll come around. Alex Ovechkin could be one of the biggest country music haters of them all.”

On Saturday night, Karl Alzner and Matt Hendricks showed they are country music aficionados too, going to WMZQ Fest held at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. The show was headlined by Luke Bryan, who recently won the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Entertainer of the Year award and is best known for his boom boom single Drunk On You.

Alzner wore an awesome Killian’s Red t-shirt and a Nats hat. Hendricks wore a blue plaid button down shirt and a 42 hat, which Joel Ward approved of on Twitter before the show. In fact, Hendricks and his teammates chatted a bunch Saturday.

Good to see the guys having fun despite a disappointing end to the season– and making a bunch of Caps fans happy in the process.

I’ll end this post with some lyrics from Luke Bryan’s song Rain Is A Good Thing, because this guy knows how to write. Rain makes corn, Corn makes whiskey. Whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky.

Full disclosure: I grew up on country music as a kid, though I love rock music now. Frederick, Maryland, mann.

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  • Jason

    Country Music is the greatest! Glad some of the Caps know that!

  • Here’s a video from last night for all the country Caps fans!

  • And I wore a Caps shirt to the concert. Where was the love, Karl and Matt, where was the love? 🙂

  • I remember country music in the 90s. Didn’t like it then.

    This modern crap… Wow. Country music was an identity. Now its pop music that appeals to 2 guys who were excited to go to an inauguration of a man who attacks everything Country is supposed to stand for.

  • cheyanne k

    Frederick Maryland represent!! Frednecks for life.

  • Anne Harold

    I’m a great fan of Luke Bryan and country music. I got tickets for his
    Canandaigua event in May 30. I’m so excited I couldn’t wait to attend. I booked tickets at, if interested here is the link