Eric Church Slams Blake Shelton & ‘The Voice’; Calling It ‘American Idol’ Gone Mad
He first slams American Idol by saying Country music is too populated with artists from this show. Then, he goes on to slam Shelton and The Voice. What is interesting about this is that he has supported Miranda Lambert in the past — who also got her big break on Nashville Star many years back.
He says that if you try out for a show like this (referencing The Voice) that you aren’t a true artist. He continues:
“It’s become American Idol gone mad. Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f—ing turn around in a red chair, you get a deal? That’s crazy. I don’t know what would make an artist do that. You’re not an artist.”
“If I was concerned about my legacy, there’s no f—ing way I would ever sit there [and be a reality-show judge]. Once your career becomes something other than the music, then that’s what it is. I’ll never make that mistake. I don’t care if I f—ing starve.”
And then he went on to bash Lollapalooza:
“Rock & Roll has been very emo or whatever the f—. It’s very hipster. We played Lollapalooza and I was stunned at how pussy 90 percent of those bands were. Nobody’s loud. It’s all very f—-n’ Peter, Paul and Mary sh–.”
Huh. Maybe that day was just a bad day for him.
Shelton then addressed the matter via his Twitter account, simply saying:
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 30, 2012
Lambert even took to her account to vent:
— Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert) April 30, 2012
Photo from Country Music is Love
What do you guys think? Do you agree or disagree with his outrageous statements?
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I've never really been a fan of Eric Church. His music is okay, but not really my thing. But he is a douche, and I know he may think he's entitled for more success because his music is "real music" but that is also by his own standard. But god, Miranda's tweet. I love that woman.
This Church fellow looks like a douche in that picture. Acts like a douche, talks like a douche, its probably a douche
I 100% agree with Eric....Totally true.....If I want to be a legend, I don't want my fans to spoil by seeing me every week on a show.
@mwk89 nvm. i this we should just ignore. he just want attention and he is getting it now. such a loser.
@greenhelium He's had a couple big hits, including "Springsteen" (his most recent) and "Drink in My Hand"
@AmidLeven so maybe you should leave this blog. 75% of the traffic of this blog - about american idol or the voice!
@Skyler_Epic Big Country singer. This isn't the first time another Country singer has bashed the show. I just find it interesting that they are so opposed to it when shows like American Idol have given them their biggest stars.
@jlscott13 he should have scored 11 number 1's first before bashing blake!
@jlscott13 I see.. My comment wasn't directed toward you guys. I've just never heard of him, not a fan of Country music or idiots like this. But yeah, Miranda Lambert summed it up pretty well in her tweet to him.
@greenhelium Exactly. He's just bitter.
@Skyler_Epic Oh no worries.
Yup, totally agree with her.