Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, & Ed Sheeran Face “The Rest of Our Life” Lawsuit

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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Ed Sheeran, and others have been named in a copyright lawsuit involving the country stars' hit song “The Rest of Our Life.” More here.

Country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s duet “The Rest Of Our Life,” which was written by Steve McCutcheon, Johnny McDaid, Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge, has become the subject of a copyright lawsuit. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new suit was filed in New York on Wednesday by Sean Carey and Beau Golden who claim the song is a ripoff of their tune “When I Found You.” Their song was a hit 2014 for recording artist Jasmine Rae in Australia. The lawsuit names Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Steve McCutcheon, Amy Wadge, and their respective publishing companies/ record labels as defendants.

The legal document itself states that “the copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer.” The pair of songwriters are asking for at least $5 million in damages as well as profits, royalty costs, and a repayment of all attorney’s fees and costs.

Carey and Golden are being represented by Richard Busch, who also represented Marvin Gaye’s family in the lawsuit over Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.” Interestingly enough, the famed attorney also worked against Sheeran in a copyright infringement case involving his song “Photograph,” which ended in a settlement.

Check out both songs in full below and compare the two!

Jasmine Rae “When I Found You”

Tim McGraw & Faith Hill “The Rest Of Our Life”

Do you think songwriters Carey and Golden have a strong case worth pursuing?

“The Rest of Our Life” Lyrics

Sitting with you in a dark room
Warmed by a fireplace
You know there’s just something about you
You brighten my day
I got something to run past you
I just hope I say it right
So I take you hand and ask you
Have you made plans for the rest of your life?

There’s one thing I should be killing off and giving up now
And that’s worryin’ about life
Oh, I’ll be fine
If one gray hair shows, I’ll be fine
If my waistline grows, I’ll be fine
Even if time takes its toll
We’ll stay young for the rest of our lives

I’ve been making plans for children
Since I’ve been looking in your eyes
I even have names picked out for them
Daughter’d be Rose
Son; it’d be Ryan

There’s one thing I should be killing off and giving up now
And that’s worryin’ about life
Oh, I’ll be fine
If one gray hair shows, I’ll be fine
If my waistline grows, I’ll be fine
Even if time takes its toll
We’ll stay young for the rest of our lives

I don’t really care about those storm clouds brewing
Oh, as long as you’re here by my side
Oh, we’ll be young, oh we’ll be young
Oh, we’ll be young, when we’re old

Oh, I’ll be fine
If my gray hair shows, I’ll be fine
If my waistline grows, I’ll be fine
Even when time takes its toll
I’ll stay young for the rest of my life
With you, I’ll stay young for the rest of my life
With you
We’ll stay young for the rest of our life

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