Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Team Up for New Song, ‘High Life’
The two friends previously sang ‘Remind Me,’ a No. 1 single from his ‘This is Country Music,’ which sparked a $10 million lawsuit from aspiring songwriter Amy Bowen, who claims the writers of the song — Chris DuBois, Kelley Lovelace and Paisley — stole her song.
Paisley and Underwood have denied any wrongdoing, and now the singers are taking it one step further — making fun of the ongoing legal dispute in ‘High Life.’
The West Virginia native sings, “I heard a song a couple months ago / It was Carrie Underwood on the radio / It reminded me of a poem my brother wrote / Back in the second grade / Now I know she didn’t steal it, but so what? / We lawyered up and we sued her butt / These days we figure we’d pretty much / Get paid to go away,” while Underwood lends her flawless harmony vocals to the song.
While Paisley can poke fun at the situation, Paisley and Underwood were undoubtedly disappointed when a judge allowed the case to go to trial last year. Bowen alleges that she presented a song, also called ‘Remind Me,’ at a 2008 14-week songwriting workshop where Lovelace and DuBois served on a panel of professional songwriters. Bowen is seeking more than $10 million in damages. There’s no word yet when the case will go to trial.
It remains to be seen if the two superstars will perform ‘High Life’ when they return for the seventh consecutive year to co-host the CMA Awards.
‘Moonshine in the Trunk’ will be released on Aug. 26. Fans who pre-order the album will get an instant download of the album’s first single, ‘River Bank’ and another song, ‘Perfect Storm.’ Pre-order the record here.