If you ask Blake Shelton, he’ll tell you “yes”! At the beginning of February, Shelton voiced his frustration via Twitter when he couldn’t download Garth Brooks‘ hit “Shameless“.
Dear Garth Brooks… For the love of god and all that’s holy, please get your music on iTunes. PLEASE! It’s 2014!!!! #frustratedfan
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) February 1, 2014
Garth’s reasoning behind not making his albums available digitally is because he doesn’t want people to buy his songs individually, rather he wants them to buy his entire albums.
This doesn’t sit well with Blake Shelton (and I’m sure most every country music fan) and he’s still voicing his opinion to reporters.
“I just hate to think that there’s a generation that hasn’t discovered him yet, because he’s too important. He’s the reason that I wanted to be a country singer. He’s the reason that I worked a summer and saved up to buy a black Takamine guitar with a cutaway on it,” Blake says.
“He’s that important to me, and I just hate to think that people can’t . . . get his music whenever they want to.”
He continues, “I don’t even have a CD player anymore. I don’t even own one, I don’t think. If I do, it’s broke.”
Blake does prove a good point. I mean sooner or later cars won’t even be made with CD players in them. And, yes, I know you could buy the album and upload it into your iTunes library, but come on! We’re a lazy society and we all know we won’t do that. I mean that’s why the remote control for the TV was invented. We’re lazy!
Shelton goes on with even bigger concerns, “My ultimate fear is, and I’ve had friends tell me that their kids didn’t know who Garth Brooks was, and that upsets me. I don’t like that,” he says.
“I think it’s because kids are walking around with their iPhones and their iPods, and if they can’t get it on there, then they probably don’t know it exists.”
Agreed. That is indeed an issue. But seriously, Garth. Get your music on iTunes. And at least get a Twitter and Facebook account. PLEASE! #frustratedfan
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