Tim McGraw Sued by Label - The country-western singer has been sued by Curb Records, his own record label. According to the lawsuit filed, McGraw breached his contract by releasing his new album “Emotional Traffic” a little too early. He has been accused of a “transparent tactic to attempt to fulfill his contractual recording commitment to Curb prematurely in breach of the recording agreement.”
The news that Tim McGraw sued for breach of contract was a bit shocking to fans. Apparently, he’s not allowed to release a new album for at least 12 months and no later than 18 months from the previous album release. He released his newest album in fall of 2010 and the album before that, Southern Voice, was released in 2009. The labels argument states that his newest album isn’t “topical and new.”
A spokesperson said this in a statement, “Sadly, after a 20-year relationship which has provided unprecedented success for both parties, Curb Records has chosen to end its accord with Tim McGraw by filing suit against him. Tim McGraw delivered his new album, Emotional Traffic, to Curb in the fall of 2010.” The label is currently withholding the album from the fans to force Tim McGraw to serve perpetually under a contract, which he has already faithfully completed.
In addition the spokesperson said, “Although Curb has not released the album, Tim McGraw has decided to perform new songs from ‘Emotional Traffic’ on his current tour because he feels it is one of his best ever. Most importantly, Tim McGraw wants to thank his fans for their continued support in his efforts to release new and exciting music.” Reports say that the only song the label is releasing is ‘Felt Good on My Lips’, which hit ranked #1 for a few weeks.
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