Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Dirt



CARRIE UNDERWOOD: SUED

Carrie Underwood and her co-writers are being sued for copyright infringement by two Canadian songwriters who say she ripped off their song "Something in the Water."

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Songwriters Ron McNeill and Georgia Lyons say they pitched a song with the same name to Carrie's producer in 2014 but never heard back. They claim the hook, the lyrics and the melody are identical to their song.

A statement from Carrie's camp says, "We want all of Carrie’s fans, and everyone, to know that 'Something in the Water' was written by Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Carrie Underwood. This is a deeply personal song regarding Carrie’s faith, and she is saddened that anyone would attempt to challenge that for financial gain. Neither Carrie nor any of her co-writers ever received or heard the plaintiffs’ song. We fully expect that Carrie, Brett and Chris will be vindicated in the courts."
Last year, Carrie and Brad Paisley faced a similar lawsuit for "Remind Me" and won.

WILLIE NELSON: ALBUM WITH HIS SONS:

Willie Nelson will release Willie Nelson and the Boys on October 20th. 

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The album features his sons Lukas and Micah, and is mined from Willie's Stash -- an archive of performances and studio recordings. The collection features country standards, many which were written by Hank Williams. (Rolling Stone)

Track Listing:
  1. "Move It on Over" (Hank Williams)
  2. "Mind Your Own Business" (Hank Williams)
  3. "Healing Hands of Time" (Willie Nelson)
  4. "Can I Sleep in Your Arms" (Hank Cochran)
  5. "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" (Hank Locklin)
  6. "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" (Hank Williams)
  7. "I'm Movin' On" (Hank Snow)
  8. "Your Cheatin' Heart" (Hank Williams)
  9. "My Tears Fall" (Alyssa Miller)
  10. "Cold, Cold Heart" (Hank Williams)
  11. "Mansion on the Hill" (Hank Williams and Fred Rose)
  12. "Why Don't You Love Me" (Hank Williams)

JOHN CARTER CASH: THE LITTLEST CASH IS BORN

John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny and June, and his wife Ana Cristina are the proud parents of a new baby girl. 

Grace June Cash was born on September 11th. The couple made the announcement on social media.

Grace now carries on the Cash legacy with her brothers Jack and Joseph and sister Annabel
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JASON ALDEAN: NEW BOOK ABOUT HIS LIFE:

Jason Aldean has published his first book, Family, Friends and Fans. 

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The book, written with Tom Carter, is a collection of stories about the people who've influenced his life -- including his mom and dad, his producer, his band members, his booking agent, his friends and his wife Brittany.

The book is available at JasonAldean.com