Ouch. Country star Joe Nichols performed ‘God Bless America’ at the MLB All-Star Game on July 15 and it was… not good. Watch the video, find out what people have been saying on Twitter, and let us know what you think!
There is possibly nothing worse for an artist than to perform a patriotic song at a sporting event and to totally miss the mark. At the MLB All-Star Game on July 15, country star Joe Nichols suffered that particular fate. His performance of “God Bless America” was preeeetty painful. We’re sure that the Grammy nominee was just having an off day — and surely, everyone has them — but this was a spectacularly off day for Joe. Find out what people have been saying on Twitter and watch the video!
Joe Nichols’ ‘God Bless America’ Performance At MLB All-Star Game — Watch His Butchered Rendition
To Joe’s credit, he kind of looked like he was in the weeds, like he knew that he was in a speeding train that was actively derailing off its tracks. His performance was totally passionless, and the only applause that he received was when photos of the troops flashed on the Jumbotron.
MLB fans were not shy in expressing their disbelief in his performance on Twitter:
Congrats to Joe Nichols for the worst rendition of “God Bless America” I have ever heard. I think he only sang one note the whole time. #ugh
— Kristina Witzling (@kwitzling) July 16, 2014
Joe Nichols’ rendition of God Bless America left a lot to be desired #AllStarGame
— Johnny Danger (@dangeradio) July 16, 2014
@JoeNichols That was one of the weakest renditions of God Bless America I’ve ever heard.
— Ron Scruggs (@Ron_Scruggs) July 16, 2014
— Christopher Carley (@ChrisCarleyShow) July 16, 2014
— Elise Peyrot (@elisepeyrot23) July 16, 2014
Watching the all star game. Ugh, Joe Nichols that was a pathetic version of God Bless America. Must not love America very much
— Jon-Paul Frappier (@funkybrass) July 16, 2014
Joe Nichols Is A Three-Time Grammy Nominee
However, keep in mind that this kind of performance is not typical from the 37-year-old country star. Joe is a three-time Grammy Award nominee, and when he broke out onto the country scene, he won the award for Top New Male Vocalist at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2003. His most recent album, Crickets, was released in 2013 to generally positive critical acclaim.
Joe is married to Heather Singleton, whom he has known since they were both 19 years old. They raise three children together (one of whom is from a previous relationship of Joe’s), so, let’s not be too harsh on the guy! But, well, credit where credit is due — his performance of “God Bless America” was no bueno.
But what did you think of Joe’s performance of “God Bless America,” HollywoodLifers? Do you agree that it was awful, or are you a Joe Nichols fan? Let us know!
– Amanda Mitchell