Country Crooner Tim McGraw Wrangles $2 Million Copyright Lawsuit

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

Country music legend Tim McGraw is wrangling with a $20 million lawsuit for allegedly lifting lyrical inspiration from a fellow cowboy, according to reports from TMZ.

Songwriter James Martinez insists McGraw’s chart-topper “Everywhere,” didn’t just come from anywhere — court documents filed by Martinez claim the song was stolen from his own “Anywhere, Anytime Amanda.”

Click here to see photos of Tim McGraw

KEYE-TV, a CBS affiliate station in Austin, Texas, says writers of McGraw’s “Everywhere,” Mike Reid and Craig Wiseman, were also named in the suit. According to, Martinez’s claims assert the defendants released and internationally distributed a song that was “substantially similar” to his own piece. reports the copyright suit was first filed by Martinez in August 2007, but it only surfaced after being relocated to a court in McGraw’s home town of Nashville, Tennessee.

Click here to read more from

Click here to read more from