Curb Records has filed a breach-of-contract suit against fellow local Tim McGraw, Billboard reports:
At issue is what's referred to as the 12 masters for the "Emotional Traffic" album that McGraw delivered to Curb in October of last year. Curb alleges in the complaint, which was obtained by Billboard, that McGraw recorded the album too early prior to its delivery "in a transparent tactic to attempt to fulfill his contractual recording commitment to Curb prematurely in breach of the recording agreement."
Curb's position in the suit is that McGraw's recordings must be "topical and new" and that the artist had agreed that each new album would be recorded "no earlier than 12 months and no later than 18 months" following the delivery of the previous album. The suit alleges McGraw began recording "Emotional Traffic" tracks "in 2008 or before," prior to the allowable period under contract, according to Curb.
HT: Music Row.