James Taylor botches U.S. anthem at World Series

Prior to Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night, legendary folk singer James Taylor flubbed and started "America The Beautiful" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner." His mistake didn’t go unnoticed.

Hall of Famer starts singing America The Beautiful

James Taylor sings the U.S. national anthem prior to Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night in Boston. Taylor flubbed the start and began singing America The Beautiful before correcting himself. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

James Taylor won a Grammy Award in 1971 for song of the year and record of the year with “You’ve got a Friend.”

Apparently, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer needed a friend on the field at Boston’s Fenway Park Thursday night prior to Game 2 of the World Series.

The legendary folk singer flubbed and started "America The Beautiful" instead of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Taylor corrected himself quickly and started the anthem but his mistake didn’t go unnoticed.

Click below to watch Taylor’s performance.

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