Country legend Ray Price is sounding off about comments Blake Shelton made on his GAC special Backstory,
“If I am Male Vocalist of the Year that must mean that I’m one of those people now that who gets to decide if it moves forward and if it moves on. Country music has to move on 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 that you’re buying.”
Price fired back over Facebook, posting: “This guy sounds like in his own mind that his head is so large no hat ever made will fit him. Stupidity Reigns Supreme!”
Blake took to Twitter to clear the air, tweeting, “Whoa!!! I heard I offended one of my all time favorite artists Ray Price … 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 his journey as a mainstream country artist … 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.”
Taylor Swift's Red is the nation's top-selling country album this week, holding at number-one for a 13th week on the Billboard Country albums chart. Soundscan figures show Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s To The Good Times follows at number-two, while Nashville: The Music of Nashville is number-three. Little Big Town’s Tornado and Jason Aldean’s Night Train round out the top five.
Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert are taking their Locked & Reloaded tour to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, as they're booked to perform together on the show. Dierks' “Home” is up for Best Country Solo Performance, while Miranda’s Four the Record is nominated for Best Country Album. Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood will also perform on the show.
Carrie Underwood released the "Two Black Cadillacs" music video today and it is SO DARK! Check it out!