Tim McGraw Being Sued by Former Record Label
Country superstar Tim McGraw has found himself in hot water with his former record label Curb Records. The recording company are suing him and his current label Big Machine, claiming that they own the copyright to his latest album, Two Lanes of Freedom. According to documents filed with the Tennessee courts, Curb Records claims the album was recorded while Tim was still under contract with them. They also insist the materials were even recorded before Emotional Traffic (his last album with Curb) was released.
In addition, they are asking for an injunction of any future work until McGraw fulfills his contract with them. They also state that Tim owes them a greatest hits album that has yet to be made.
This is not the first time that they have filed a lawsuit against the singer. In 2011, they sued him for making his last album Emotional Traffic too quickly. They saw it as a "transparent tactic to attempt to fulfill his contractual recording commitment to Curb prematurely in breach of the recording agreement."
When news broke of this back in 2011, Tim said in an interview, "All the songs have been done for a long time, and the label has had it; It's the last album that they have of mine, so they're trying to hold on to it as long as they can."
The courts granted McGraw the right to record under a new label in November of 2011. Unsurprisingly, Curb filed an appeal but failed.
What a mess. The music industry certainly has its ups and downs, but hopefully this is the last time Tim McGraw will have to deal with his former label.
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