$10 Million Plagiarism Lawsuit Over Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Duet Allowed to Go Forward

Posted on December 4, 2013 | by David Knowles

Federal Judge Alerta Trauger denied a request on Tuesday to scuttle a $10 million lawsuit filed against the authors of the Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley hit "Remind Me."

Songwriter Amy Bowen, who performs under the name Lizza Connor, claims that the 2011 song sung by the two hosts of this year's CMA awards borrowed significant parts of her 2007 composition of the same title. 

Paisley and his co-writers, Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois, had sought to have the lawsuit dismissed, according to Taste of Country

Bowen claims that Lovelace and DuBois heard her perform the tune at a songwriting workshop in early 2008, offered criticism of it, and that Lovelace even commented that it would make a good duet. 

We've included a video of Paisley and Underwood's "Remind Me" above. 

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