It looks as if Tim McGraw's long-standing legal woes with his label of origin, Curb Records, are not settled yet. The singer--who as of May has already moved on, signed to a new label, and is readying a new album--is still being held in limbo over his contractual obligations to Curb.
What's going on now? Well, the trial to examine McGraw's alleged breach of contract by Curb Records--which was originally set for July--has now been postponed indefinitely by a judge at Curb's request.
Why does Curb wish to wait longer to go to court? It seems the label wants some extra time to "take additional evidence surrounding Big Machine Records' signing of Tim McGraw," according to their press release.
Big Machine is McGraw's new label. In late 2011, a judge granted McGraw freedom to record for another label, although the case was not settled.
Overall, Curb's request may not sound all that bad, but could definitely get ugly (even uglier than it already has, that is). Curb's original suit against McGraw, which was filed in May of last year, dealt with the timeframe in which McGraw delivered his contractually obligated records and whether the artist actually owed the label another release. Since the breach of contract allegation has not been settled, Curb is examining whether it can prove McGraw's new material he's recorded to date for Big Machine actually belongs to them legally.
According to Billboard, McGraw's lawyer noted, "[The postponement] did not affect, in any way, Mr. McGraw's relationship with Big Machine Records."
Curb released McGraw's album Emotional Traffic at the beginning of the year. Big Machine is slated to release a new single, "Truck Yeah," on July 3. McGraw is currently on the Brothers of the Sun tour with Kenny Chesney.
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