Country Singer Luke Bryan Issues Apology For National Anthem Flub Via Twitter (VIDEO)
The lyrics of the National Anthem are especially tricky, and Bryan, 35, didn’t want to be stumped like some singers before him — including Christina Aguilera at the 2011 Super Bowl and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery at game one of the 2011 World Series — so he wrote some of the words to the tune on his hand.
As he was singing, he looked down at his hand to double check, which he has since apologized for. He tweeted, “I had a few keys words written down to insure myself that I wouldn’t mess up. I just wanted to do my best. I promise it was from the heart. If I offended anyone with my approach I sincerely apologize. Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest.”
That wasn’t the only faux pas he apologized for.
The country crooner also checked his watch during his performance, but ensured it wasn’t out of boredom or disrespect, but for another purpose.
I did check my watch because I knew the stealth bomber would fly over 2 minutes in and I knew a started a little late.
— Luke Bryan (@LukeBryanOnline) July 11, 2012
Bryan certainly wouldn’t be the first person to flub singing the “Star Spangled Banner.”
As previously mentioned, The Voice coach Aguilera sang the tune at the 2011 Super Bowl when the Green Bay Packers prevailed over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was criticized for messing up the lyrics.
It took quite some time for Aguilera to break her silence on the ordeal, but here’s what she had to say:
What do you think of Bryan’s National Anthem faux pas? Is it better to have a cheat sheet than to flub the lyrics? Take a side in the comments.