Chris Daughtry’s Former Band Mates Win A Victory in Court

Last April we reported on a lawsuit Chris Daughtry’s former bandmates were bringing against him for for compensation and royalties for several songs on his first and second albums.

An update on that case from the news-record.

Today a federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed by former bandmates against local singer and former “American Idol” contestant Chris Daughtry.

The judge also ruled that the case be sent from U.S. District Court back to Guilford County Superior Court where the case was originally filed.

Bassist Ryan Andrews, drummer Scott Crawford and guitarist Mark Perry claim that several songs on the American Idol season 5 alum’s 2006 self-titled album and his 2009 album Leave This Town, featured music and lyrics from a 2005 Absent Element album, “Uprooted.” They also claim they helped Chris co-write Daughtry’s smash hit “Home.”


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