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