Ronnie Dunn Plays Photographer at Nashville Hockey Game
Country music fans fear not, Ronnie Dunn isn't giving up his day job — he's just trying his hand at sports photography.
The country singer has been spending his downtime focusing on his passion for photography. Earlier this year he took a trip to Cuba with fellow photographer friends, and just last week, he got to play pro, shooting the Nashville Predators game at Bridgestone Arena.
"Went to a Predators-Colorado Avalanche game tonight with my buddy Ron Modra from Sports Illustrated," Dunn writes on Facebook, explaining that on April 5, Modra invited Dunn to join him in Section 101 of the hockey arena. "He let me shoot the game with him ... like getting to paint with Picasso. I would get what I thought was a good shot, he would look, smile and high five me, then show me HIS shot. No comparison. He crushed me. He's truly one of the best in the world. Lucky me."
Dunn likens photography to music.
“It’s just like art, it’s like music in so many ways,” Dunn says. “You could hand a guy a guitar and he can play, but if he’s not good at it as an artist; I know guys who say they’ve played 30 years, and Eric Clapton’s played 30 years, but he’s got a little better touch. That’s kind of like Modra here. He’s got all the technical skills and the experience, but he’s real good too. I never would’ve been here tonight if it weren’t for Ron asking me to do it.”
Ronnie Dunn's forthcoming country solo album — his first on Nash Icon Records — is due out later this year.
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