Carrie Underwood is being accused of stealing the tune “Something In The Water,” which appeared on her 2014 Greatest Hits album.
A couple of Canadian songwriters are suing Carrie for copyright infringement, claiming they wrote a song with the same name in August, 2012 and pitched it to Carrie’s team, who passed. Carrie then released her track two years later, which the songwriters say contains a lyrically identical hook to their song.
The duo is asking that the case be argued in front of a jury, and they are seeking any profits from the song.
Well, now Carrie has responded to the lawsuit.
“We are aware that a lawsuit was filed regarding the authorship of ‘Something in the Water,'” Carrie’s rep says. “We want all of Carrie’s fans, and everyone, to know that ‘Something in the Water’ was written by Brett James, Chris DeStefano and Carrie Underwood. This is a deeply personal song regarding Carrie’s faith and she is saddened that anyone would attempt to challenge that for financial gain.”
The statement concludes, “Neither Carrie nor any of her co-writers ever received or heard the plaintiffs’ song. We fully expect that Carrie, Brett and Chris will be vindicated in the courts.”