Eric Church has managed to pick a fight with some of the biggest names in country music. He did not just insult one or two stars, but a whole slew of them. Eric is an amazing artist in his own right, so it seems kind of silly for him to attack his colleagues like Carrie Underwood, for example.
During a recent interview, the “Homeboy” singer criticized fellow country artist Blake Shelton for his participation on The Voice. In a statement that leaves little room for confusion he says, “Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f***ing turn around in a red chair, you got a deal? That’s crazy.” He continues his explicit rant, “If I was concerned about my legacy, there’s no f***ing way I would ever sit there.”
He insinuates Blake is not a real artist and essentially a sell-out. Ouch! Those are some serious fighting words. As if his attack on Blake was not enough, Eric went after all the participants and winners of the various talent shows over the years. He complains about the number of people in country music who got their start in the industry by appearing on one of these shows.
Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and Kelly Clarkson are just a few who have gone on to have massive success after trying out for a talent show. Then, of course, you have Blake’s wife, Miranda Lambert, who is also a product of a talent competition. As always, she is not about to let the diss go unnoticed and fired back via Twitter, “Thanks Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. You’re welcome for the tour in 2010.”
Blake and Miranda are currently two of the hottest artists in the business right now and appear to be pretty genuine people. Why would Eric attack them? Will he apologize or claim his words were taken out of context?