Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert aren’t very happy with Eric Church. In a new interview in Rolling Stone, Eric bluntly shares his feelings on artists that get their start on musical competition shows like The Voice and American Idol. 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. I don’t know what would make an artist do that. You’re not an artist.”
The Rolling Stone writer notes that Eric raises his voice and comes angry as he continues saying, “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.”
Eric’s Rolling Stone interview appears in the latest print issue only and has not been published online yet.
Blake Shelton responded to Eric’s comments with a tweet, “I wish I misunderstood this…”
Miranda wasn’t so kind with her response though. She got her start on the TV talent competition Nashville Star and tweeted Monday, “Thanks Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or @kellyclarkson, @carrieunderwood & @keithurban. Your welcome from the tour in 2010.”
Eric did serve as the opening act for Miranda on the road for part of 2010. Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood are both American Idol winners, and Keith Urban is currently serving as a mentor on Australia’s version of The Voice.
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