The platinum-selling hit “Remind Me” has Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley facing a serious legal battle. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Nashville refused to dismiss a songwriter’s copyright-infringement claim.
Amy Bowen says she composed her “Remind Me” in 2008 and performed it as part of a 14-week Country Music Songwriting Workshop for other hit-makers, including advisers John Kelley Loveless and Charles DuBois. Amy’s song was critiqued, and she was told that it would work as a duet. She went on to perform it for years around Nashville and worked to improve it.
Three years ago, Brad, John Kelley and Charles worked on a new song, also titled “Remind Me,” and it went on to become a platinum-selling number-one duet for him and Carrie. Though the two songs have different lyrics, a judge will determine whether copyrighted elements of Amy's “Remind Me” are substantially similar to Brad and Carrie’s. The way “remind me” was used in the duet was enough for Amy to at least have case.
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This week, Washington DC commuters were faced with a little bit of a surprise advertisement from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority...
According to DCist.com - a Metro spokesman had this to say about the ad...
“The point of the ad is to get people talking about Metro’s massive rebuilding effort by juxtaposing technical facts with a variety of light responses in conversation between friends.”
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Do you think their advertisement is sexist?
Let us know what you think in the comment section below...
A new study figured out what the top 10 apps people use the most in their daily lives. Facebook was the most used app as people use it four times more than the next closest one, Twitter.
Here's the full list . . .
3. Candy Crush Saga
8. Angry Birds
9. Chrome web browser
(Source: CNET) (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Which apps do you use the most on your cell phone?
Let us know in the comment section below...
With the holidays among us, many offices around the Twin Cities will be holding their annual "Secret Santa" tradition. However, what do you do if you don't want to partake?
That is what listener Linda wants to know...
My office is planning on doing another Secret Santa this year and I’m getting a lot of crap for not wanting to participate in it.
I think it’s a total waste of money spent on gag gifts and candy that nobody wants.
I asked everyone if they just wanted to donate money to a charity instead this year and they looked at me like I ran over a puppy.
How do I bow out of Secret Santa without upsetting everybody?
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So what should Linda do? Have you or someone you know ever not participated in Secret Santa?
Let us know what kind of advice to give to Linda. Share your ideas or opinions in the comment section below!
How about this for crazy customer service…
If you forget to close out your tab and leave your credit card overnight at Christian’s Bar in St. John’s, Canada, you’ll be charged an “idiot tax” of 25 percent.
When questioned, the employees will actually tell you that it’s an idiot tax.
In other words, the bar you spent money at the night before will openly call you an idiot.
(Source: CBC) (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Some Victoria's Secret stores train their employees to treat male customers differently from females.
The workers are taught that men will pretty much buy anything in order to get out of the store as quickly as possible – which means they’ll spend more money.
Workers are more likely to tell women about promotions – like five for $25 panties – and then turn around and try to sell men full-priced stuff.
And because employees compete to sell as much merchandise as possible, they often fight over male customers.
(Source: BusinessInsider.com) (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Do you get this impression whenever you are in a Victoria's Secret store?
Scientists at MIT think that they've created the world's hardest tongue twister. They engineered it based on research about which phonic combinations cause people the most difficulty.
This is what they came up with - Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
One of the scientists said, "If anyone can say this phrase 10 times quickly, they deserve a prize."
(Source: Science Codex) (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Did you try saying that 10 times fast? Could you do it?
Luke Bryan, along with Make-A-Wish, helped make a dream come true for Tatum Libbesmeier, an eight-year-old child from Minnesota who is battling retinoblastoma cancer. Libbesmeier was able to meet Bryan at the CMA Country Christmas special in Nashville.
He performed a special intimate concert for Libbesmeier, added her name to one of his lyrics while singing to her, gave her special license plate, boots, tour of his bus and - after getting a pretty new dress along with her hair and nails done - she got to help host Jennifer Nettle introduce Bryan's performance of "Run Run Rudolph."
Libbesmeier said, “He is cute and nice, and we went to meet him and he gave me these and he signed them here and here.”
Bryan also wore her bracelet and after singing, walked down from the stage to hug and kiss her.
So far, this is the only video we have found of the two of them meeting that we could post...
You can wacth the entire segment from the CMA Country Christmas special (it starts after Jake Owen's performance around the 35 minute mark) by clicking here.
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What an awesome thing for Luke to help with and just another reason why we love him!!!
Blake Shelton wasn't happy that the words to a gospal song were changed on his hit TV show "The Voice."
This all happened when Seattle's Starbucks Chorus performed, "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" with the other remaining contestants this season. While singing, they replaced the word "Lord" in the lyric "in the sky, Lord, in the sky," with "oh."
Shelton says he didn't even realize what happened because he was singing the song loudly until his Twitter account blew up with people complaining.
“I don’t know what, how it happened, I’m learning about it just like you guys are,” Shelton tells Zap2it. “I was sitting in my chair singing that song how I grew up on it, with ‘in the sky, Lord, in the sky.’ I sang it as loud as I could. And that might be why I didn’t realize until after the fact that ‘Lord’ was either taken out, or it was just performed some other way.”
He promised to try and get to the bottom of what happened.
Does or would it bother you if the world "Lord" was taken out of song and replaced?
Let us know what you think in the comment section below!