On April 30, Fox News reported that Curb Records is suing Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records in federal court. They are accused of copyright infringement and breach of contract.
Curb Records, which is based in Nashville, sued the country singer in Tennessee state court, but they have not been able to stop the musician from recording new music with Big Machine under a new agreement.
The lawsuit is asking for a return of master recordings and an injunction against future recording or releases until their contract with Tim McGraw has been fulfilled. They have also asked for compensatory and punitive damages.
The case in Tennessee state court remains in front of a judge, but the court did allow the singer to record for a new label, a decision that has been upheld on appeal.
Before he was famous, the musician made a demo single in 1992 and gave a copy to his father, Tug McGraw. Someone who was friends with executives at Curb Records heard the demo while driving with his father and recommended that the singer be contacted. Several weeks later, he signed a recording contract.
He has been making music ever since and his concerts remain popular among fans. On May 2, Tim McGraw will be going on tour again and is scheduled to perform in 30 cities.