Blake Shelton is known for speaking his mind and doing it in any manner he sees fit whether is offends or not. The latest controversy over Blake's comments is stemming from an interview he did in 2012 for his GAC Backstory special... and now he's taken to Twitter to apologize.
On the special Blake said, "Nobody wants to listen to your grandpa's music. And I don't care how many of these old farts around Nashville going, 'My God, that ain’t country!' Well that’s because you don’t buy records anymore, jackass. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying."
Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price was very offended and let everyone know by going to Facebook and writing "It's a shame that I have spend 63 years in this business trying to introduce music to a larger audience and to make it easier for the younger artists who are coming behind me. Every now and then some young artist will record a rock and roll... type song , have a hit first time out with kids only. This is why you see stars come with a few hits only and then just fade away believing they are God's answer to the world. This guy sounds like in his own mind that his head is so large no hat ever made will fit him. Stupidity Reigns Supreme!!!!!!! Ray Price (CHIEF "OLD FART" & JACKASS") " P.S. YOU SHOULD BE SO LUCKY AS US OLD-TIMERS. CHECK BACK IN 63 YEARS (THE YEAR 2075) AND LET US KNOW HOW YOUR NAME AND YOUR MUSIC WILL BE REMEMBERED."
Blake responded on Twitter saying Ray Price is one of his all time favorite artists. Blake says, "Whoa!!! I heard I offended one of my all time favorite artists Ray Price by my statement ‘Nobody wants to listen to their grandpas music’.. And probably some other things from that same interview on GAC Backstory,” Shelton wrote. “I hate that I upset him. The truth is my statement was and STILL Is about how we as the new generation of country artists have to keep re-inventing country music to keep it popular. Just EXACTLY The way Mr. Price did along hid journey as a main stream country artist. Pushing the boundaries with his records. ‘For The Goodtimes’ is a perfect example with the introduction of a bigger orchestrated sound in country music. It was new and awesome!!!”
Blake admits he isn't the most tactful guy in country music saying, "I absolutely have no doubt I could have worded it better (as always ha!) and I apologize to Mr. Price and any other heroes of mine that it may offended."
Look, I know Blake says it like he see's it and I don't mind that as a fan, but I do think he could have said it more tactfully. You know?
If you want to see Blake's GAC Backstory you can watch below...
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