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Brad Paisley Reportedly Sues Record Label

Brad Paisley
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Back in October, Brad Paisley reportedly opened a lawsuit under the radar against his present record label, Sony Music Nashville, to obtain royalties he claims were overlooked on his songwriting catalog.

Nashville Gab reports that just a few days prior to Halloween, a New York judge limited Paisley’s lawsuit alleging Sony Music Entertainment Inc. miscalculated his royalties, ruling that an agreed on deadline to sue over some of the alleged miscalculations had passed. The judge’s hands were supposedly “tied by a tolling agreement” that the singer and his label entered into, ruling that Paisley was only allowed to go after royalties and auditing statements from Jan. 1, 2006 and on.

“I think I’m pretty much obligated to follow the limitations period,” Judge Barbara R. Kapnick says in a story posted on Law 360‘s website. “Once you miss the time, I really don’t think I have very much discretion.”

No word yet on what has panned out since the story’s date (Oct. 24, 2010), but Taste of Country will keep you updated with all the latest if anything surfaces.

In other Paisley news, the hit singer-songwriter recently was named Songwriter/Artist of the Year for the second time during this year’s ASCAP Awards. Paisley took home the honors for the first time back in 2004. Paisley’s Sea Gayle Music (the publishing company he co-owns with producer Frank Rogers and frequent songwriting collaborator Chris DuBois) also took home a trophy during the awards for Country Publisher of the Year, which they won for the second consecutive year.

Paisley is now up for awards in the Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year, Tour of the Year and Best Artist to Follow on Twitter categories in the 2011 Taste of Country Awards. Fans can vote here.

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