Justin Moore has been slapped with a lawsuit over his single "Backwoods," which hit number six on the Billboard Country chart in 2009.
Songwriter Bobby Carmichael and fiddler Britton Curry claim to have penned the track as early as 2003, adding that one of the credited songwriters on Moore's track lifted the idea.
The pair say that they attempted to sell the track in Nashville in 2005 and that's when they crossed paths with songwriter Jamie Paulin, who is credited as a writer on the track. They say that is when Paulin "heard and/or secured the song," subsequently passing it on to Moore.
It has since been downloaded over 300,000 times, and Carmichael and Curry are reportedly seeking $150,000 in damages for each instance of copyright violation.
by RTT Staff Writer
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