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Which Country Artist Slammed ‘The Voice,’ Blake Shelton AND ‘American Idol’?

May 01, 2012 08:04 AM by Shayla Perry

Someone is definitely NOT a fan of NBC‘s The Voice; or any reality singing competition for that matter. Find out which Country star called out fellow artists Blake Shelton, American Idol winner Carrie Underwood, and every other artist who’s even thinking about getting their start on TV.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Country music star Eric Church lashed out at reality singing competitions, taking aim at Voice coach Blake Shelton and Idol‘s Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, and Scotty McCreery; all of whom are dominating the charts. (Hmmm… Is that bitterness we detect?)

“Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f–king turn around in a red chair, you got a deal?” Church complained to the magazine. “That’s crazy. I don’t know what would make an artist do that. You’re not an artist.”

The 34-year-old “Drink In My Hand” singer went on to add that he’d never work on a reality show, saying, “If I was concerned about my legacy, there’s no f–king way I would ever sit there. Once your career becomes about something other than the music, then that’s what it is. I’ll never make that mistake. I don’t care if I f–king starve.”

Not ones to take anything sitting down, both Blake Shelton and his wife, Miranda Lambert tweeted about Church’s interview.

“I wish I misunderstood this…,” Shelton posted, with Miranda tweeting, “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.”

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4 Responses to “Which Country Artist Slammed ‘The Voice,’ Blake Shelton AND ‘American Idol’?”

  1. Chris Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Many singing competition contestants performed in bars, etc. for years before they competed on these TV shows to get discovered. Don’t see why the where matters. Good for them for not waiting for Nashville label executives to show up and sign them. I don’t think performing for 15 million people is any easier than performing for 100 people in bars. True, not everyone is an artist, same is true for most bar stars though.

  2. carla Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Eric Church is just jealous of these stars. They can run circles around him . Keep it up Eric and NO ONE will buy your music.

  3. dennis Says:
    May 1st, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    who is eric church?

  4. MJ Says:
    May 2nd, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    What a jerk Eric Church is.Can’t believe he would say that. I sure hope peole won’t recognize him as a country artist. Embarrasing to have him with the rest of the country people.

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