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Country Superstar Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Contactmusic

One of the biggest stars in country music has been hit with a lawsuit. Contactmusic.com reports that a copyright suit was filed by Curb Records against singer Tim McGraw.

The hassle appears to be a follow-up to a dispute between McGraw and Curb in 2011 over allegations by Curb that McGraw reneged on his deal with the company by failing to record a fifth project for Curb.

“McGraw subsequently signed with Big MAChine and won a court battle to release music through his new label last September, but now Curb executives have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the singer, claiming his current album, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom,’ which hit U.S. stores in February, was recorded before their contract was dissolved,” the story reports.

The piece adds: “According to papers filed at the U.S. District Court in Tennessee on Monday (April 29, 2013), Curb bosses allege they own the rights to the album's songs and are entitled to damages for lost profit and diminution in the value of their property, reports The Tennessean.”