Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Eric Church Has Apologized for Talking Smack About Singing Competitions.

ERIC CHURCH issued an apology for badmouthing BLAKE SHELTON and ALL reality show judges and contestants. Eric had his PR flaks put out a press release admitting he screwed up. Well, that he partly screwed up. Although he apologized to the artists. He hasn't pulled back on his stance that reality singing shows misrepresent the hard work it takes to become a star. Here's the statement:

 "The comment I made to 'Rolling Stone' was 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. 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 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."

Hammer Opinion: I understand Eric believing reality shows make it look too easy, but that's exactly the point. It's supposed to look fun. Nobody wants to watch someone spend hours singing scales or practicing guitar chords. Also Eric can apologize all he wants but he's still going to have to face up to the people he called out. Lastly, how'd you like to be backstage at the next awards show where Eric turns the corner to see Blake and MIRANDA LAMBERT hanging with KELLY CLARKSON and CARRIE UNDERWOOD? I sure would. Have a nice day! :)

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