Eric Church About Blake Shelton: “You’re Not an Artist” [NSFW LANGUAGE]
All this outlaw talk has gone to Eric Church's head. And now, Eric Church is calling out Blake Shelton. I'm not sure where all this came from, but I don't think it's going to get him any new fans. If anything, he just lost a ton.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, country music rocker Eric Church seems to get just a little carried away. Eric, who supported Miranda Lambert on her 2010 “CMT On Tour: Revolution” headlining tour, slams Blake Shelton, American Idol, and The Voice. Eric takes a hit against American Idol and reality show television, saying that the country music industry is filled with talent from reality competitions – saying that trying out for a show like The Voice means you aren’t a true artist. In the interview, Eric says:
It’s become American Idol gone mad. Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f****** 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.
Eric wasn’t done just yet. He takes a little dig at Blake, who is a coach on the highly successful The Voice, and says that anyone who’s career depends on something outside their music then they also aren’t a real artist.
If I was concerned about my legacy, there’s no f****** 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****** starve.
In case that wasn’t enough, the “Country Music Jesus” singer also had a few things to say about rock fans and Lollapalooza:
Rock & Roll has been very emo or whatever the f***. It’s very hipster. We played Lollapalooza and I was stunned at how p***y 90 percent of those bands were. Nobody’s loud. It’s all very f****** Peter, Paul and Mary s***.
I'm not gonna lie -- I'm digging Church's new album, but the dude is no "outlaw," and for the record neither is Brantley Gilbert, Trace Adkins or Toby Keith. To be clear, David Allan Coe, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Waylon Jennings are.
I will say this in their defense: I'm fairly certain Trace and Brantley aren't going around calling themselves one either -- leave it to folks in media to take care of that. And why do they feel need to fill the "Outlaw" shoes anyways, just let it be, sheesh.
I guess we'll see if this tirade helps, ruins ot does absolutely nothing for Church's career. But I guess real outlaws like him don't care about that anyways.