After Eric Church bashed her husband Blake Shelton in Rolling Stone Miranda Lambert came out swinging on Twitter today.
— Miranda Lambert (@Miranda_Lambert) April 30, 2012
Lambert allowed Church to tour with her two years ago when the two were on the verge of becoming two of the hottest acts in country music. When Lambert got her start a few years ago she got her big break on a Country Music reality show, Nashville Star.
Church took a dig at Shelton and other country singers who got their big break on TV in this month’s Rolling Stone by saying the following;
“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.”
After seeing the interview Shelton tweeted a disappointing response;
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 30, 2012
Monday night Church issued an apology to Lambert, Shelton, and stars like Carrie Underwood who got their break on a reality show.
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.”