Country unknown looking for a little publicity or a case of one hit song's music sounding just a little too similar to another song?
Really, how close is too close and should all similar-sounding music be subject to scrutiny? Especially if the themes of the songs are completely different. That seems to be the question here.
Take one "country" unknown named Brittany McDonald and her song Bang, throw in a meeting with an un-named songwriter, add a very famous country gal and her new hit song and you have the latest plagiarism accusation, at least according to Perez Hilton.
Seems Ms. McDonald has a song called Bang that a certain un-named songwriter - and Carrie Underwood collaborator - loved. Ms. McDonald met with the songwriter back in December and then nothing happened. Later on Carrie cowrote her new hit song, Cowboy Casanova, with that un-named songwriter (Cowboy Casanova cowriters are Brett James and Mike Elizondo, take your pick to which is the un-named accused). Now come the claims that Cowboy Casanova and Bang sound very similar.
Do they? Is this a case of a tune was stuck in the songwriter's head and came out via Carrie's new song? Is it a case of too little evidence? Is it a case of someone just wanting a little publicity? Or is it a case of who really cares?
Take a listen and let me know what you think.