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Curb Records And Tim McGraw Feud Continues

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The saga continues today after Curb Records released a press statement saying that they still own any new music Tim McGraw records, even though he is now signed under Big Machine Records.  The Court of Appeals has postponed the trial while they gather additional evidence in the case.

Curb Records released a press statement yesterday afternoon announcing that the court in Nashville has ruled in favor of Curb Records in a chapter of its lawsuit against Tim McGraw. The lawsuit states among other things, Curb Records contends that Tim is still under contract because he has not provided his “Fifth Option Period Album.” The court granted Curb Records’ request to postpone the trial until it has the opportunity to take additional evidence surrounding Big Machine Records’ signing of McGraw and when the 20 recordings Big Machine says it will release were made. The Court of Appeals will determine whether an injunction should have been issued.

Tim Mcgraw’s publicist has issued this response:

“Tim McGraw and his counsel have received several requests for comment concerning a recent press release issued by Curb Records regarding the lawsuit between Tim McGraw and Curb Records. Rule 3.6 of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct makes clear that it is not proper for attorneys to make such out-of-court statements that will be disseminated to the public. It is proper, however, for Mr. McGraw and his counsel to clarify the record in light of Curb’s press release. The Court’s only ruling was to postpone, at the request of Curb, the trial as to damages claimed by Mr. McGraw and by Curb. There was no ruling about anything else, and specifically there was no ruling regarding the substance of either party’s claims in the lawsuit. The Court’s ruling did not affect, in any way, Mr. McGraw’s relationship with Big Machine Records.The Court’s Order on the postponement and its prior ruling issued on December 8, 2011 are public documents and are available on the web site of the Davidson County Chancery Court Clerk. Mr. McGraw and his counsel believe that the rulings speak for themselves, and that it is not proper for either of the parties to issue a press release regarding these matters.” – via americansongwriter.com.

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