Some groups think so! The Maggie Penn’s Traditional Music Foundation and the Bob Everhart’s National Traditional Country Music Association, are petitioning to have Blake Shelton removed from the Grand Ole Opry as a result of his comments during an interview with GAC….’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, jacka##. The kids do, and they don’t want to buy the music you were buying.’
There is also a march planned for April 17/2013 in Nashville.
What are your thoughts on the matter, should Blake get to keep his place in the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry, or are his comments grounds to be removed?