Friday, July 13, 2012
Kellie Pickler Has Luke Bryan's Back on the National Anthem Controversy
KELLIE PICKLER was on CNN's "Showbiz Tonight" talking about all the grief heaped on LUKE BRYAN for using his hand as a cheat sheet while singing the National Anthem at Tuesday's All-Star game.
Kellie . . . who nailed "God Bless America" that night . . . was asked if she's ever written down lyrics to help her through a similar situation. She said, quote, "I've never written the lyrics on my hands but I know that there's teleprompters and stuff at different sporting events for people that sing the anthem . . . and he's a great guy and, so what? "He sung his butt off and it was all about the game and having a good time. People need to quit being mean." It never occurred to me that teleprompters are provided for such events, but it makes perfect sense. It also makes you wonder why the singers who are nervous about performing don't take advantage.