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Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley Are Being Sued for Allegedly Ripping-Off a Copyrighted Song

5/6/2013




A Texas performer named Amy Bowen is suing BRAD PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD for copyright infringement.   She claims their song "Remind Me" is a rip-off of a song she wrote back in 2007, and copyrighted a year later.  She was living in Nashville at the time and performing under the name of Lizza Connor.

She says she performed the song 19 times in public, plus at a workshop that the co-writers of Brad and Carrie's version attended.  She contends that they stole her version, changed it up a bit and then re-wrote it with Brad.

The lawsuit contends the songs are "substantially" similar.  The suit asks for proceeds in excess of $10 million from the song, plus Bowen wants to be NAMED the song's owner.  There's been no comment yet from Brad or Carrie. 

(A Nashville newspaper took a look at the lyrics and shared the chorus for both songs.  You can check it out and decide if there's any similarity for yourself here.)