Tim and Faith Named in Song Lawsuit
Wow, this federal song-theft lawsuit that has been filed against Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Ed Sheeran and others might have some legs.
Australian songwriters Sean Casey and Beau Golden have accused Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Steve McCutcheon, and Amy Wadge of ripping off a song they wrote, "When I Found You", by Jasmine Rae, who is also credited as a writer.
Sony Music plays a big part in this story as Tim and Faith released the song through Arista Nashville, a division of Sony Music. Ed Sheeran's publisher is Sony/ATV. Both Sony Music and Sony/ATV are named in the suit. The original artist Rae, is in a relationship with an Australian Sony Executive.
Here are the two songs, first "The Rest of Our Life".
Here is Jasmine Rae's "When I Found You.
Yeah, these pretty much sound alike. We'll see how this story develops. Thoughts?