Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Not Impressed With Country Cohort's 'The Voice' Remark
If one reads Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert correctly, the words they suppose Eric Church should be groping aimlessly for are "thank you."
And judging from Church's recent remarks to Rolling Stone denouncing Shelton's gig mentoring second-chance artists on NBC's "The Voice", some should recognize not only where their bread is buttered, but who buttered it for them.
"It's become 'American Idol' gone mad," Church said, as the blog Keepin' It Country passed along. "Honestly, if 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.
"Once your career becomes something other than the music, then that's what it is," Church added. "I'll never make that mistake. I don't care if I f***ing starve."
Making those remarks would've been one thing. Directing them at the "Voice" mentor and 2003 "Nashville Star" contestant - the latter of which had Church opening for her on her 2010 Revolution tour - presents another problem entirely.
Replying via Twitter, Shelton came across somewhat at a loss.
Lambert? Not so much. She was quick not only with her own "you're welcome" to the upstart ingrate, but black-and-white reminders that more than one highway exits into success.