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” upset some MLB fans, who were not shy in expressing their disappointment 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 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.