Tim McGraw Sued by Label for Breach of Contract

Tim McGraw has been sued by his record label, Curb Records, for breach of contract, according to Billboard. The label contends McGraw presented the master recordings for his new album, Emotional Traffic, too closely to the completion of his 2009 album, Southern Voice. As a result, attorneys for Curb allege the recordings were not “topical and new,” as his contract stipulated. According to the Billboard story, the contract also stated that McGraw could only record his albums “no earlier than 12 months and no later than 18 months” following the delivery of the previous album. McGraw, who has recorded for Curb Records throughout his career, has publicly criticized the label for the way it has released and repackaged his recordings. McGraw’s representative told Billboard that Emotional Traffic will complete his contractual obligation with the label. Curb Records did not offer a comment to Billboard.