All American Morning News with Eric Scott
5/1/2012 (TheBoot.com) — They’re among country music’s most notoriously outspoken artists but now Eric Church is taking heat from Miranda Lambert and husband Blake Shelton for comments he made during a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
In a profanity-laced conversation with the publication, Eric takes aim at reality-TV singing competitions such as “The Voice,” saying that “it’s become American Idol gone mad. Honestly, if [“The Voice” coaches] 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.” (quotes via Keepin’ It Country)
Miranda, who first came to the attention of country fans as a contestant on “Nashville Star,” didn’t take long to respond. The singer posted to her Twitter account: “Thanks Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or @kelly_clarkson, @carrieunderwood & @KeithUrban. Your welcome for the tour in 2010.”