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Curb loses another round against McGraw

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 – Curb Records lost another court battle against Tim McGraw, who used to be on the roster. A federal court declined to hear Curb's lawsuit against McGraw and Big Machine Records, his current label.

McGraw left Curb last year after a tumultuous relationship and inked a deal with Big Machine. He released "Two Lanes of Freedom" earlier this year.

A U.S. District Court judge in Nashville signed an order administratively closing the suit until a decision over copyright of music McGraw recorded is made in a lawsuit filed in Tennessee state court.

The label had filed a lawsuit over copyright and breach of contract issues.

McGraw countersued and has won several court decisions since he bolted for Big Machine.

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Damn Country Music CD review - Damn Country Music
Tim McGraw said of his 14th studio album, "Damn Country Music," "It's is all about passion, (taking him back to 1989) "when I came to Nashville to chase my dreams." Country music has richly rewarded him over the past two decades, and he honors the genre's tradition here. The album gets off to a very traditional start with Celtic folk. The flute and skillful acoustic picking on the opener "Here Tonight" bring a Mark Knopfler tune immediately to mind. »»»
Sundown Heaven Town CD review - Sundown Heaven Town
The banjo comes first out of the speakers, the opening strains of "Overrated," the lead-off song on Tim McGraw's latest. But with a "1-2-3-4" count, the mood changes and goes for a more modern country approach. McGraw does about the same on the follow-up "City Lights" with Michael Landau's steely, but rocking lead guitar taking over near the conclusion as it does later hard on "Sick of Me" where the protagonist contemplates a need to turn his life around. »»»
Two Lanes of Freedom CD review - Two Lanes of Freedom
Tim McGraw's debut on Big Machine, "Two Lanes Of Freedom" is his first record since the announcement that he gave up alcohol five years ago and the first since his acrimonious, litigious split from the only label he had ever known, Curb. The new CD literally and symbolically represents a fresh start. If only the material better reflected his new take on life. What is presented here is about as boiler plate as contemporary country gets. The album is a safe play and takes almost no chances. »»»