Brad Paisley has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his longtime label, Sony Music, citing breach of contract. RadarOnline.com reports the documents were filed on March 31st, and Paisley claims the label has cheated him out of the millions he seeks due to "incorrect royalty rates, prices, and reductions, pursuant to the Recording Agreement."
Paisley says Sony has “failed to live up to their agreements and other legal obligations.”
The singer first tried to sue Sony in 2002 because he was denied access to his royalty information. A judge ruled that according to Paisley's contract, he could only challenge royalty payments beginning in 2006.
The battle between Paisley and the label has reportedly been at a stand-still for months until this current lawsuit was filed.
The Hollywood Reporter points out that Paisley's good friend and fellow Sony artist, Carrie Underwood, is also suing the label for $10m for unpaid royalties.