The relationship between[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Tim McGraw[/lastfm] and his record label, Curb Records, has been strained for a few years. Thanks to a judge’s ruling yesterday, Tim can breath a sigh of relief and move forward.
Tim completed his yet to be released “Emotional Traffic” album, saying it would be the last one with Curb Records. Tim went as far as to say, that it was the “absolute last album with Curb if it kills him.”
Curb filed a lawsuit against Tim for breach of contract. Curb Records claimed that Tim failed with his latest project. They claim that Tim’s contract requires him to put out 2 more albums under the Curb name.
Tim counter-sued, claiming that Curb has kept him in a perpetual state of “involuntary servitude” by making him wait to release his original contracted-for albums. They then forced Tim to release a series of greatest hits projects.
The judge agreed with Tim. Tim McGraw is now free to record with another record label.
The original lawsuit is still pending, but for now it’s a win for Tim.
Ironically, after the judgement was made, Curb released a new single from Tim called “Better Than I Used To Be.”
Here’s a song that has always been my absolute favourite from Tim, but it was never released as a song for radio! In my opinion, Curb Records missed the boat on this song!