Eric Church Releases Statement On Blake, The Voice, Miranda

Eric Church. photo credit: John Peets.

Six hours after the original report here on Keepin’ it Country, Eric Church has finally responded to his fiery comments in his Rolling Stone interview.

In a statement to ABC News, Eric doesn’t exactly apologize for what he said about reality tv as a whole as he was trying to fight the machine that is reality television:

“…part of a larger commentary on these types of reality shows and the perception they create, not the artists involved with the shows themselves. 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.”

In response to the angry Miranda Lambert Tweet about what he said, Eric clarifies that he wasn’t upset with her, Kelly Clarkson, or Carrie Underwood. He responded directly to the Tweet in his statement:

“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. “

Take a look at Eric’s comments for yourself in his interview in Rolling Stone magazine. The issue is out on news stands now.

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