Country music queen Miranda Lambert has lashed out in a new Twitter feud with Eric Church for bashing her and husband in a recent edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Church seems to have taken offense with Shelton’s role on the his show ‘The Voice’ and spoke about it an interview with the magazine this month.
“Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green 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. If I was concerned about my legacy, there’s no way I would ever sit there [and be a reality-show judge]. Once your career becomes about some¬thing other than the music, then that’s what it is. I’ll never make that mistake.”
Lambert, who got her break on the country music reality show, Nashville Star a few years ago took offense to this and called out Church on Twitter;
— Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert) April 30, 2012
Shelton even tweeted about seeing the interview as well.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 30, 2012
Church issued an apology but it may be too little too late.
There are a lot of artists, due to their own perseverance, that have gone on to be successful after appearing on these shows, but the real obstacles come after the cameras stop rolling. Every artist has to follow up television appearances with dedication towards their craft, but these shows tend to gloss over that part and make it seem like you can be ordained into stardom. I have a problem with those perceived shortcuts, not just in the music industry. Many people have come to think they can just wake up and have things handed to them. I apologize to anybody I offended in trying to shed light on this issue. I am grateful for all of the artists and fans that have supported me along my journey and certainly did not mean for my comments to undermine their talent and achievements.”