According to New York Post, Chris Daughtry is set to face-off in court with three former bandmates who claim they are owed royalties from a number of his songs, including the hit single “Home.”
Ryan Andrews, Scott Crawford and Mark Perry — who joined Daughtry in the band Absent Element before he went on to national fame on the TV talent show, have filed a lawsuit in the Greensboro, NC, Guilford County Superior Court, the Charlotte Observer reported.
The lawsuit claims, “All four members wrote music and lyrics for Absent Element’s songs, collaborated on the arrangement and recording of those songs, regularly consulted with each other on matters relating to the business of the band, and made partnership decisions based on majority votes.”
As well as “Home,” the trio claim they had a part in Daughtry’s songs “Breakdown,” “Conviction” and “Sinking.” According to, New York Post Newscore.
Topic: Carrie Underwood – Adam Lambert – Chris Daughtry – Kelly Clarkson – Kellie Pickler – Ryan Seacreast
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According to CMT “Carrie Underwood earned an estimated $20 million between May 2010 and May 2011, according to a ranking published by Forbes on Thursday (July 21). The pretax sum makes Underwood the top earner among the show’s former contestants. She won the competition in 2005.
Adam Lambert and Chris Daughtry tied for second place on the Forbes
earnings list with $6 million each. Country-related Idol artists on the
list include Kelly Clarkson in sixth place with $2.5 million and Kellie Pickler in eighth place with $1.8 million. The report indicated that Idol host Ryan
Seacrest made $61 million, a higher sum than the 10 Idol stars’ incomes