Could Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood's 2011 hit "Remind Me" be a rip-off? Amy Bowen says it is!
Nashville's City Paper reports that Bowen, who performed under the name Lizza Connor, says she wrote "Remind me" back in 2007 and the Brad and Carrie version is a knock-off of her song.
This is what the court documents say:
- Bowen's song “Remind Me” was copyrighted in 2008.
- Bowen played the song in public 19 times — and also played it during a workshop where songwriters Kelley Lovelace and Chris Dubois were present. Lovelace and Dubois were listed as co-writers with Paisley on “Remind Me.”
- Bowen's version of “Remind Me” is “substantially similar” to the Paisley-Underwood collaboration.
All it takes is your kiss to remind me
All I need is your touch to remind me
Take me to the place we started from
When love was young
Baby, remind me
The first chorus in the Paisley/Underwood song:
Been so long, bet you forget
The way I used to kiss your neck
Remind me, remind me
So on fire, so in love
Way back when we couldn't get enough
Remind me, remind me.The suit asks for proceeds in excess of $10 million from the song.
I'd like to hear Amy's song. I do think the lyrics are a little bit alike. What do you think?