Eric Church Speaks Out Against Reality Music Shows
According to Keepin It Country, Eric Church recently had an interview with Rolling Stone Magazine in which he had some choice words about reality music shows like American Idol and The Voice.
In the article, he says that if you get your big break from one of those shows, then you aren’t a real artist.
“It’s become American Idol gone mad. 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.”
He goes on to admit that you’ll never see him as a judge/coach on one of those shows.
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.”
One person who has taken exception to Eric’s comments was Miranda Lambert. In 2010, Eric Church was the opener for her 2010 “CMT On Tour: Revolution” headlining tour. She took to Twitter right away to say thanks.
What do you think about Eric Church’s comments?