You know one of the best things about people who move on over to country music from other genres? When they screw up, the world automatically remembers them from their previous jobs as the lead singer of this or that band rather than as a country singer.
Case in point – Aaron Lewis.
Lewis, the former lead singer of Staind and current country music crossover, performed the Star-Spangled Banner at Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday.
And he pretty well screwed the pooch on that one.
Lewis forgot the words to the national anthem and then took to Twitter afterwards to apologize.
All I can say is I'm sorry and ask for the Nation's forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am completely torn up about what happened. America is the greatest country in the world. The Star-Spangled Banner means so much to so many, including myself. I hope everyone can understand the intensity of the situation and my true intent of this performance. I hope that the Nation, Major League Baseball and the many fans of our national pastime can forgive me.
Now, despite Aaron giving country music a whirl, the internet is going crazy with headlines such as: World Series National Anthem Botched By That Asshole From Staind.
You have to admit that that looks a whole lot better than "World Series National Anthem Botched By Some Idiot Country Singer," eh? So yeah, country music mini-crisis averted. Whew.
On a side note, don't feel bad for making fun of Aaron's misfortune, since he didn't cut Christina Aguilera any slack when she screwd up the same song.