Tim McGraw Says Curb Records Hurt His Career
Tim McGraw is fed up with his former label, Curb Records! The star has been in a lengthy legal battle with the label after the label accused him of breaching his contract. As the court battle took place McGraw, was unable to release new music.
McGraw, told Billboard Magazine, "They hurt my career. I felt I was at the top of my game, and to not be able to get to the places I wanted to be... it was really hard to sit back, with me being competitive. Nothing against any other artists---I love success for anybody. I always say, 'I want everybody to do great. I just want to do better.' Just watching all the things that are going on and to have to sit on the sidelines, it's been tough."
Big Machine Records, signed Tim, the two seem to be very pleased with each other thus far. His new album, Two Lanes of Freedom, allowed him to be artistically free, he says.
Meanwhile, Curb Records will release a compilation of Tim McGraw's duets on January 22, exclusively at Walmart, just a couple weeks before the release of his new Big Machine release.
Other artists have publicly lashed out at Curb Records before. Hank Williams, Jr, LeeAnn Rimes, Jodee Messina, Lyle Lovett, Clay Walker, and others have made complaints that the label didn't make the best choices for their career. Many complain that they record music that is never released or that too many compilations are released vs new original music that they have in the can.
A webpage has even been formed that seems to be all about the artists disdain for Curb Records. If you have time and want to take a gander you can do so by going to the following link: http://www.savingcountrymusic.com/tag/leann-rimes
Mike Curb, sure has done a lot for Nashville, so he must be making money, therefore he must be making some good choices. However, I can honestly say, I've never heard more complaints against a record label, as I have against Curb Records. Friends who have recorded, written under contract etc, all have complained about the label.