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Luke Bryan Admits To Reading Lyrics While Performing National Anthem

7/12/2012

That wasn't his watch Luke Bryan kept glancing at while performing the National Anthem at Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game. The country star had a cheat sheet on hand for the event -- literally. Bryan is 'fessing up to writing down a few key words on his hand to make sure he didn't mess up the lyrics. He apologized to fans on Twitter Wednesday, saying he just wanted to do his best. Bryan added, "Anytime I sing the anthem it is an honor and my heart beats out of my chest."

Bryan's actions were noticeable on the telecast and prompted a number of comments on Twitter. According to "USA Today," one fan asked if he was checking his watch and another, wrote, "Luke Bryan sings the national anthem the way I used to take geometry tests." Bryan tweeted that he also did check his watch at one point because he knew the stealth bomber would fly over in a few minutes and he knew he started a little late. Fellow country star Kellie Pickler, who sang "God Bless America" during the game's seventh inning stretch, tweeted her support of Bryan, saying, "Great job on the anthem!" Fox aired the MLB All-Star Game Tuesday night live from Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.

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