Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood deny any wrongful conduct in a copyright infringement suit involving their 2011 hit "Remind Me." Singer/songwriter Amy Bowen filed the suit in May, claiming the songwriters stole from her.
A judge refused to dismiss the complaint in December. Bowen says she wrote a song called "Remind Me" in 2007 and brought it to a 14-week country music songwriting workshop at which Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois were advisors. Along with Paisley, the two men wrote the song for the singer's 2011 "This Is Country Music" album.
A judge denied dismissal because she said that Paisley and Underwood used the words "remind me" the same way (similar) that Bowen did. Bowen performs as Lizza Connor and copyrighted the song in 2008.
"Defendant's (Paisley and Underwood) deny any wrongful conduct, omissions, infringement or any other activities alleged by Plaintiff in this District or elsewhere or that they are liable to the Plaintiff for any claims," this most recent filing reads.
Bowen is asking for $10 million. (a bit much imho)
Bowen played the song in public 19 times - and also played it during a workshop where songwriters Kelly Lovelace and Chris Dubois were present. Lovelace and Dubois were listed as co-writes with Paisley on "Remind Me."
The suit claims that Bowen's version of "Remind Me" is "substantially similar" to the Paisley-Underwood collaboration.
All it takes is your kiss to remind me
All I need is your touch to remind me
Take me to the place we started from
When love was young
Baby, remind me
The first chorus in the Paisleywood song:
Been so long, bet you forget
The way I used to kiss your neck
Remind me, remind me
So on fire, so in love
Way back when we couldn't get enough
Remind me, remind me.Honestly, I don't see any similarities at all. I want to wait for anyone who filmed her performing it one of the 19 times that she did live on shows. Also I don't know why Carrie Underwood is being sued because she doesn't have any writing credits on this song, just performing credits. Shouldn't Amy/Lizza go after the people that actually wrote the song and have rights to it? I'm not really sure how this works so correct me if I am wrong. It's like Rihanna suing Leona Lewis for having the same title "Take a Bow".
Regardless, i think we need to "remind ourselves" of how hot Carrie's legs are.