Tim McGraw Files Countersuit Against Curb Records

Tim McGraw has filed a countersuit against his longtime record label, Curb Records, after the company sued him earlier this month for breach of contract. McGraw seeks advance payment, reimbursement for recording expenses, unspecified damages and a jury trial, according to Billboard. On May 16, Billboard reported that Curb has sued McGraw for presenting the master recordings for a 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. In his lawsuit, McGraw says the album was recorded and mastered in early 2009 and 2010. He is asking for Emotional Traffic to complete his contractual obligation to the label and for him to be “free to begin recording for himself or any other party as of July 23, 2011.”