Longtime George Jones Collaborator Sues Widow, Record Label
A well-known songwriter and producer in Nashville is suing George Jones' widow and his record label over a project he says they released without obtaining his permission.
Earl "Peanutt" Montgomery filed suit against Nancy Jones, Concord Music Group and Cracker Barrel in federal court in Nashville, according to the Tennessean. Montgomery was one of Jones' longtime collaborators, playing in his band, producing some of his music and writing 73 songs for Jones over the years. A wide variety of other artists have also recorded his songs, according to his biography, including Tanya Tucker, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and many more.