When I first heard of the "feud" between Tim McGraw and his record label, I asked myself  "I wonder if this is over money, artistic input or both?".  Turns out, it was artisitic in nature.  The label simply didn't think that his latest CD Emotional Traffic was up to par.



Not only did his label think the CD wasn't good enough, they were willing to take the country star to court to fight the release.  Well, everyone has an opinion, of course, but the fact that the CD is strongly number one this week kind of takes the power out of their argument.

Emotional Traffic, as of this posting has sold 67,530 copies.  That figure comes from Nielsen's SoundScan report.

The courts ruled late in November of 2011, that Tim had in fact met his contractual obligations.  The other side maintained that Tim had delivered the album so early that it was in reality out-of-date with the release of its first single.  Again, the courts disagreed.

The next most popular albusm according to SoundScan are Luke Bryan's Tailgates and Tanlines, Lady Antebellum's Own the Night and Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party.

Last week Toby Keith had the number one CD with Clancy's Tavern.  That one is now at number 6.

So, we'll be watching Tim McGraw's success on this latest effort.  After only luke-warm response from the critics, it seems Tim is doing just fine.

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