The battle between Tim McGraw and Curb Records wages on. In the latest turn of events, the court has ruled in favor of Curb Records’ request to postpone the trial until they have had a chance to review additional evidence surrounding Tim’s signing with Big Machine Records in May and when the 20 songs for Tim’s Big Machine Records debut album were recorded.
The Court of Appeals will soon hear the appeal of the Nashville trial judge’s earlier ruling, which stated an injunction would not be issued pending the trial to prevent Tim from signing with a new label. The court also ruled that while Tim was not prevented from signing with another label, he may be liable for his failure to perform under his Curb contract. The Court of Appeals will determine whether an injunction should have been issued.
While Tim is now a Big Machine Artist, Curb Records has asked the Courts to find that Tim is still under their contract and the 20 recordings from which he plans to release an album on Big Machine Records belong to Curb, as they were recorded during the term of his Curb contract.
Tim and his counsel released a response to Curb Record’s public statements stating the Court’s only ruling was to postpone the trial at the request of Curb. “There was no ruling about anything else, and specifically there was no ruling regarding the substance of either party’s claims in the lawsuit ,” the statement read. “The Court’s ruling did not affect, in any way, Mr. McGraw’s relationship with Big Machine Records.”
“The Court’s Order on the postponement and its prior ruling issued on December 8, 2011 are public documents and are available on the web site of the Davidson County Chancery Court Clerk,” the statement continued. “Mr. McGraw and his counsel believe that the rulings speak for themselves, and that it is not proper for either of the parties to issue a press release regarding these matters.”