It's official: Tim McGraw is--finally--no longer obligated to be a Curb Records artist.
A Nashville judge ruled Wednesday in favor of the singer, in regards to a longtime struggle between McGraw and the label which launched his career more than two decades ago.
McGraw has been expressing dissatisfaction with Curb for many years, stressing his desire to record elsewhere. The label, on the other hand, hit him with a lawsuit back in May citing breach of contract.
All that's over now, however. According to McGraw's attorney, all that remains to be finished is the damages portion of the dispute, which will take place in July 2012. In the meantime, the judge freed up McGraw to record or sign with whomever he chooses.
According to The Tennessean, McGraw was accompanied in court by his wife, fellow superstar Faith Hill. The couple hugged each other after the ruling, then left as soon as the hearing was over.
Although McGraw is now a free agent, this is not the end of his legal issues with Curb. The label is still contesting breach of contract in regards to how many albums the singer has delivered to them.
McGraw claims the as-yet unreleased Emotional Traffic, which he completed as his last album for Curb, fulfills all his obligations. The label contests it does not, due to timing issues. There will be a later trial for this issue, which is reportedly expected to take place next summer.
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