McCoury Sues Over Two Recordings From 1970s

Del McCoury has sued an independent record label that plans to release two recordings he made in the 1970s. Copper Creek Records bought two masters – one studio album and a previously unreleased live recording — from the widow of the former owner of Revonah Records, which owned the masters. Copper Creek wants to re-release the studio album, recorded when McCoury was a member of the Dixie Pals, with bonus tracks from the live recording made at a prison concert. In the suit, McCoury says the project would interfere with his current albums and that the label did not intend to pay him for using the recordings.