Blake Shelton Calls Classic Country Fans ‘Old Farts’?
Never one to hold back, our reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton, ruffled some feathers, including Country Music Hall of Fame member Ray Price’s, with an interview he did for GAC’s ‘Backstory’.
The singer and judge on NBC’s The Voice made the remarks as part of an update to the original GAC Backstory episode to include more information on Blake Shelton’s continued success.
In connection with Blake’s first CMA for “Male Vocalist of the Year” award in 2010, he said,”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. 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”