VIDEO: Luke Bryan Checked His Watch During National Anthem

Country singer Luke Bryan admitted that he was reading from his hand and his watch while performing the National Anthem at the MLB All-Star game yesterday. He got a little flack from his actions, so Luke took to twitter to explain the whole thing. It was not intended to be disrespectful.

Bryan wrote, “I did check my watch because I knew the stealth bomber would fly over 2 minutes in and I knew a [sic] started a little late.”

As for reading the National Anthem off his hand, Bryan says, “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.”

I totally side with Luke Bryan here. I mean, really America? Would you rather have some celebrity artist butcher our nation’s sacred song OR write down a few world’s to help him out because it’s our nation’s sacred song. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Lay off people!


Have you ever written down something on your hand to insure you would remember it!?