Nokyoung Xayasane
May 01, 2012

Eric Church Insults Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

The country singer-songwriter has Miranda Lambert, third runner-up for 2003’s Nashville Star, all in a tizzy. What did the singer say?

In a recent interview in Rolling Stone, Lambert turned his nose up on today’s reality singing series. “Honestly, if Blake Shelton and Cee Lo Green f-cking turn around in a red chair, you got a deal?” he demands. “That’s crazy. I don’t know what would make an artist do that. You’re not an artist.”

This got Lambert’s blood boiling, who’s husband is Blake Shelton and who found her fame on said reality series. “Thanks Eric Church for saying I’m not a real artist. Or Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban,” tweeted the irate Lambert. “You’re welcome for the tour in 2010,” she added.

Church has recently clarified his comments after the lashings he’s received. “The comment I made to Rolling Stonewas part of a larger commentary on these types of reality television shows and the perception they create, not the artists involved with the shows themselves. The shows make it appear that artists can shortcut their way to success.”

He added that the real work starts when the cameras stop rolling, and that he has a problem with the perceived shortcuts to success, whether they be in the music industry or elsewhere.

“I have a lot of respect for what artists like Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and my friend Miranda Lambert have gone on to accomplish. This piece was never intended to tear down any individual and 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,” Church concludes in his statement.

Is this enough to placate Lambert? Maybe they can have a Twitter make-up session.