Blake Shelton, Ray Price At Odds....
Blake Shelton is known for his hilarious rants on twitter, they're actually a guilty pleasure to most of Nashville's industry community. I like Blake, he's kinda like a cool version of Jethro from The Beverly Hillbillies. He makes you laugh, he's cool, yet he's a redneck dork.
I must admit, while normally entertained by Blake's rants, his latest didn't sit well with me, but it really rubbed Ray Price the wrong way! Before I get to Ray, here's what Shelton said that peed off most of Nashville, at least the ones who care about Country Music.
"If I am 'Male Vocalist of the Year' that must mean that I'm one of those people now that gets to decide if it moves forward and if it moves on," said the 36-year-old singer. "Country music has to evolve in order to survive. Nobody wants to listen to their 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."
Ray Price, immediately went to facebook to share his disdain over Blake's comments.
"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."
First of all, how cool is it that Ray Price actually has a facebook account? How cool is it that Ray Price even knows what facebook is? Anyway, I tend to agree with Price.
What do you think about Blake's feelings?