~~ Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been hit with a copyright infringement suit filed by a Dallas songwriter who says parts of her 2007 song "Remind Me" were lifted.
The songwriter is suing Brad Paisley, Carrie, their record labels and publishing companies, and two Nashville songwriters, claiming the parties ripped off a song she wrote after they heard her perform it around Nashville and at a songwriters workshop.
Amy Bowen, who performs as Lizza Connor, says the song "Remind Me," released by Paisley and Underwood in 2011, was copied from a song of the same name that Bowen wrote in 2007 and registered with the U.S. Copyright Office in December 2008.
The suit is seeking at least $10 million in damages and requests that Bowen be declared the song's owner.
~~Jason Aldean, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett will join Aerosmith, New Kids on the Block and others for a May 30 concert to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon bombing. "Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration," will be held at the TD Garden Arena, and will also feature the band Boston, Dane Cook, Extreme, Godsmack, the J. Geils Band, Carole King and comedian Steven Wright.
Proceeds will benefit One Fund Boston, a charity established shortly after the April 15 attack. Almost $28 million has already been raised for the fund. Tickets go on sale today.
~~ Keith Urban joined Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones at their tour-opening show Friday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Keith played guitar on the Stones' tune "Respectable."
Pop star Gwen Stefani also stopped by for a guest performance. Check out a clip of Keith's performance below.
~~The Grand Ole Opry will honor Carrie Underwood on her 5th anniversary as an Opry member on Fri., June 7. Carrie will celebrate five years with a special segment closing the evening's Opry performance.
Carrie was inducted as an Opry member by fellow member Garth Brooks before a sold-out audience in May 2008.
~~Lauren Alaina will return to ‘American idol' this week when she performs her new single "Barefoot and Buckwild" on Thursday night. Just a couple of years ago, Lauren lost the title to Scotty McCreery.
~~ A show about The Band Perry, "Origins: The Band Perry," premieres this Saturday, May 11 at 10 p.m. on Great American Country.
Viewers will be treated to the stories behind some of the trio's biggest hits as well as performances of "Done" and "Mother Like Mine".
Bev running around the Coronado Mall in a
Bev's 1st Bull Ride... YIKES!!!
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