Curb Loses Appeal In McGraw Case

If the release of Tim McGraw s latest album on Big Machine Records wasn’t enough to convince Curb Records that he’s moved on with his career, the Tennessee Supreme Court’s refusal to hear the label’s latest appeal should.

The court refused to hear Curb’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that McGraw was free to record with whomever he wished while his legal fight with his longtime label meandered its way through the courts.

Curb sought the Supreme Court’s intervention when an appeals court affirmed the ruling last year. Tennessee’s highest court instead signed the order denying the appeal.

McGraw released Two Lanes of Freedom on his new label Feb. 5.  It debuted at No. 2 on the Nielsen SoundScan album sales chart, selling more than 106,600 units. It’s the first album of his career not to be released on Curb.