The title track of Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s recent duets album, The Rest of Our Life, is the subject of a new copyright lawsuit.
Songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden filed a complaint in a New York federal court that claims “The Rest of Our Life” is “blatant copying” of their 2014 song, “When I Found You.”
The songwriters for “The Rest of Our Life,” who are credited as Ed Sheeran, Amy Wadge, Johnny McDaid and Steve McCutcheon—are also named in the lawsuit that is seeking at least $5 million in actual damages, plus profits, a running royalty and attorney’s fees. Also named in the suit are Sony/ATV, Universal Polygram and WB Music.
The plaintiffs are represented by attorney Richard Busch, who successfully represented Marvin Gaye’s family in a suit against Pharrell and Robin Thicke over the song “Blurred Lines.”
Listen to the two songs below.
photo by Jason Simanek