Tim McGraw Lawsuit Surfaces
Tim McGraw has been hit with a 20 million dollar copyright infringement lawsuit over his hit song "Everywhere." The lawsuit was filed against McGraw in August 2007 in a U.S. District Court in Texas, but is just surfacing in the media. According to Contact Music, James Martinez alleges that McGraw lifted the song from a tape containing his track "Anytime, Anywhere Amanda." The audio was originally given to a team of songwriters who have also penned tracks for McGraw's 1997 album. "Everywhere" was written by Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman, who are also among the names listed in the lawsuit. McGraw's attorneys are confident the case will be dismissed altogether, saying that Martinez's accusations are "totally without merit."