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New Lawsuit Claims Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Hit "Remind Me" Is Knock-Off!

by Vanessa Ryan

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.

Bowen's chorus:

All it takes is your kiss to remind me

All I need is your touch to remind me

Yesterday's gone

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?