Deputy sheriff gets second chance after 'Star-Spangled' fail

Deputy Sheriff Gets Second Chance After 'Star-Spangled' Fail
Deputy Sheriff Gets Second Chance After 'Star-Spangled' Fail

A now-retired deputy sheriff rose to Internet fame eight years ago after he flubbed the national anthem during a memorial service in Tennessee.

The video of his infamous performance has racked up more than 1.3 million views and 3,000 comments online. "Good Morning America" says Ezra Harris has been hoping for a second chance, so the show teamed him up with country music star Dierks Bentley for a do-over. Harris performed a much better rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" this time around.

Harris says he's glad he was given the chance to "reinvent himself." He was awarded a large trophy for a successful do-over.

Check out the original (and really painful) video here:

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