Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Boland File Suit Against Management
The Turnpike Troubadours, Jason Boland, and the Medicine Stone Festival held annually in Oklahoma have all filed suit against their former management, Cory McDaniels Enterprises LLC, for what they claim are irregularities in accounting and the handling of financial affairs, and to be released from their management contracts. Medicine Stone is owned mutually by the Turnpike Troubadours and Jason Boland.
Though it is the Turnpike Troubadours and Jason Boland’s company Proud Souls Entertainment bringing the lawsuit, they are not asking for any money at this time, only a detailed accounting of financial records, as well as to be officially terminated from their management contract. Instead, it is Cory McDaniels Enterprises LLC that is demanding payment of $463,036 from the Turnpike Troubadours before allowing them to be able to walk away.
The demand was made on December 12th, 2019 for what Cory McDaniels Enterprises claims is “trailing commissions and lost profits representing both lost show revenues and the merchandise that would have been sold at these shows during the last 18 months.”
Cory McDaniels Enterprises is also demanding $32,000 from Jason Boland’s Proud Souls and Medicine Stone for “work in relation to last year’s show.”
Originally filed on December 26. 2019, the Turnpike Troubadours/Proud Souls Entertainment lawsuit asking for a declaratory judgement claims in part:
Since Mr. McDaniel’s termination, Plaintiffs have discovered irregularities in the handling and reporting of their financial affairs by Mr. McDaniel, who from time to time may have utilized McDaniel Enterprises in connection with the events at issue. These irregularities and concerns on the part of the Plaintiffs include, among others, unexplained expenses, unaccounted-for revenue, and direct deposits into Mr. McDaniel’s personal bank account. Due to the fiduciary nature of Mr. McDaniel’s relationship to Plaintiffs, his conduct at issue and the complexity of the relevant business records (a significant portion of which are believed to be in Mr. McDaniel’s possession), a complete accounting by Defendants to Plaintiffs of the financial matters and property of Plaintiffs at issue, including and all expenses and revenue of Plaintiffs, is necessary and continues to be withheld by Defendants.
In addition, after Mr. McDaniel’s termination, Defendants have made multiple unfounded demands on Plaintiffs for payment in the aggregate of nearly $500,000. Although there is no written agreement between Defendants and Plaintiffs supporting the Defendants demands and no industry custom or practice supports or may appropriately be interpreted to give rise to the Defendant’s demands, Mr. McDaniel continues to erroneously assert claims for post-termination compensation. Plaintiffs rightfully terminated Mr. McDaniel and have fulfilled all obligations to him. An actual, present, and justiciable controversy exists regarding the rights and legal relations among Plaintiffs and Defendants. Accordingly, an order from this Court declaring Plaintiffs rightfully terminated Mr. McDaniel, and owe no further compensation, is necessary.
Later the lawsuit states:
Since Mr. McDaniel’s termination, representatives of Plaintiffs have investigated Plaintiffs’ accounting records and discovered inconsistencies and irregularities, raising concerns about self-dealing engaged in by Mr. McDaniel. For example, Plaintiffs discovered that Mr. McDaniel unilaterally, and without notice, authorization or agreement, increased his percent commission from show and festival revenues, paid his own employees and contractors from Plaintiffs’ accounts rather than his own, and acquired a second tour bus to house himself and his employees, which he paid for through Plaintiffs’ accounts. In addition, Plaintiffs have discovered numerous unexplained expenses and deposits made directly to Mr. McDaniel’s personal account. The full extent of these inconsistencies is not yet known. Plaintiffs asked Mr. McDaniel to explain these inconsistencies, but Mr. McDaniel refused to cooperate. Rather, Mr. McDaniel has responded by asserting demands upon Plaintiffs and conditioning his cooperation on his demands being fulfilled by Plaintiffs.
Cory McDaniel began representing Jason Boland in 2002, and the Turnpike Troubadours in 2010. In July of 2019, Jason Boland and Proud Souls terminated their contract with Cory McDaniels Enterprises LLC, and the Turnpike Troubadours terminated their contract on October 21st, 2019. On May 31st, 2019, the Turnpike Troubadours announced an indefinite hiatus after numerous cancelled shows. It is the cancelled shows that make up the majority of the claims from Cory McDaniels Enterprises that the management company is owed money, and won’t terminate the band’s contract until they’re paid.
A letter from a lawyer representing Cory McDaniels Enterprises said on December 12th:
Since approximately May 2018, Turnpike cancelled 52 shows under CME management. The reason these shows were cancelled is not the subject of this letter. However, Mr. McDaniel repeatedly advised Turnpike to cancel the tour and not book additional shows until the band was ready to perform on its obligations. Despite this, Turnpike continued to ask Mr. McDaniel and CME to set up shows and promote existing shows making the necessary arrangements for these events. Yet, shows continued to be cancelled; some of which were cancelled as late as the day of the event.
Of the 52 shows cancelled under CME management since approximately May 2018, 38 had been marketed to the public and tickets had been sold and/or were on sale at the time of the cancellation. My client needs to be made whole for the work performed at Turnpike’s request and on it’s behalf.
Since the filing of the lawsuit, no concrete decisions have been made in the case. The majority of the discussions, motions, and filings subsequently have dealt with the decision on where the lawsuit should take place, with Cory McDaniels Enterprises wishing to move the lawsuit from the court in Tulsa.
Formed in 2007 between frontman and primary songwriter Evan Felker, and bassist and songwriter R.C. Edwards, the Turnpike Troubadours went from a group of guys getting together to play some music for fun, to one of the biggest and most successful independent country bands in history. Joining them along the way in the most long-lasting lineup of the band has been fiddle player Kyle Nix, guitarist Ryan Engleman, and drummer Gabriel Pearson. “Hammerin’ Hank Early” also joined the band in recent years on steel guitar, dobro, and accordion. Known for crafting sensible melodies underpinned by substantive lyrics, and imbuing traditional country with an energetic attitude, they became one of the biggest drawing and best-selling acts in Texas/Red Dirt of all time.
One of the founders of the Red Dirt movement and one of the most country of the lot, Jason Boland and his band The Stragglers have been a mainstay of Red Dirt music for over 20 years. In 2020, they were celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of the landmark album Pearl Snaps with a tour that has since been postponed due to COVID-19.
More information on the lawsuit when it comes available.
April 14, 2020 @ 7:21 pm
Go find something else to report on, like the whole industry being fucked right now. Who cares. Big middle finger and fuck off.
April 14, 2020 @ 7:35 pm
Waste of a platform. Plain and simple. Do something positive.
April 14, 2020 @ 7:49 pm
Do something positive? But you just told me to report on “the whole industry being fucked right now.”
April 15, 2020 @ 6:09 am
Such a strange and angry response to a pretty straightforward, factual article.
You need jello-salad?
April 15, 2020 @ 10:28 am
Anyone who doesn’t think this is news, and especially an idiot like Joel, either doesn’t understand the music business or doesn’t care. TTs are the biggest name in their genre, and their silence has been attributed to everything from Evan’s alcoholism to Miranda Lambert. This legal dispute would explain a lot and would shed light on a possibly unscrupulous manager. I cannot imagine any reason why people would bitch at SCM for reporting this except they just like to bitch. Thank you, Trigger. Joel, eat sh!t.
April 15, 2020 @ 2:59 pm
Hah only if you knew who Joel actually was. He’s got room to talk, I promise.
April 15, 2020 @ 3:44 pm
The expression is “if only.” As in “if only” his Linked In was “refreshed.”
April 16, 2020 @ 4:38 am
Unless it’s a pseudonym, he is a veteran of the biz and should get that this is news, especially on this site. And he’s probably defending his peeps.
April 14, 2020 @ 7:48 pm
You care. You cared so much you put the effort forth to comment. Twice.
April 14, 2020 @ 8:08 pm
By the way, not sure if these comments are tied to this. But for a while now there has been this very devious culture surrounding the Turnpike Troubadours where MANY of their fans gossip incessantly about the band via private message. But when anyone posts something publicly, the same people participating in the gossip publicly shame them, or in my case, accuse them of click bait.
I started Saving Country Music 12 years ago for the very express purpose of being an industry watchdog for artists that I saw getting taken advantage of by the industry. I’m not saying that’s what’s going on here because there is still plenty to unfold, but it could be, and it is extremely relevant to what I cover at Saving Country Music, and what I’ve always covered. The Turnpike Troubadours are not special.
April 15, 2020 @ 5:31 am
Sounds like the Shooter Jennings camp when you simply reported on his manager’s death
April 15, 2020 @ 3:35 pm
For what it’s worth, Joel Schoepf appears to be the tour manager for Reckless Kelly. Is there some sort of connection between all the parties involved?
April 15, 2020 @ 7:31 pm
cme atleast for now is working with Micky n the motor cars.. so probably connection is Braun bro’s. plus they all live in New Braunfels and Joel was with CCR so he has known cm for a good while
April 14, 2020 @ 8:11 pm
You cared enough to block me. Fake News.
April 14, 2020 @ 8:19 pm
Report on the carnage. Write something positive with your platform. Fuck off. You blocked me. Fake news.
Honestly…In all sincerity, are you ok?
April 15, 2020 @ 10:57 am
What does fake news even mean in this context? wtf.
April 14, 2020 @ 9:55 pm
Damn,…why is everyone always so horrible? Not only people taking advantage of other people, but the rude comments!! Isn’t there enough shit going on in the world? This is NOT FAKE NEWS! (I miss live music SO MUCH 🎵😢💔)
April 15, 2020 @ 3:16 am
April 14, 2020 @ 9:19 pm
April 15, 2020 @ 5:29 pm
To clarify, this comment, “Rude”, was in response (a reply) to the very first comment on here by Joel Schoepf. In its current context, it looks like I am making a comment about Trigger’s covering of this story. Which I’m not, for I think it deserves to be covered. Joel Schoepf however comes across as a real bastard.
April 15, 2020 @ 6:21 am
Y u mad tho?!?
April 15, 2020 @ 7:07 am
It sounds like you need a hug. Just try to make it a little longer, we’ll be back to normal soon.
April 14, 2020 @ 9:24 pm
I’m just curious.. There was a Motion to Dismiss filed last month according to the docs you provided. Is there an update on that motion? Thanks.
April 15, 2020 @ 9:17 am
I don’t believe so. I think at this point it’s all still going through preliminary steps, and with the Coronavirus, some civil suits like this are getting back burnered.
April 15, 2020 @ 11:16 am
The court files on link indicate both motions to dismiss were not allowed. Therefore case goes forward.
April 14, 2020 @ 9:40 pm
I know Felker did the song for The Next Waltz, but if the contract between Turnpike and the Management Co. was terminated as a result of this lawsuit, would Felker be able do full scale solo productions?
Or could that be something he could already have been doing?
While I believe Felker will comeback eventually, I highly doubt it will be in the form of Turnpike when they went on hiatus, either there’ll be new members or he goes solo.
April 14, 2020 @ 11:24 pm
52 shows? Jesus. Sly Stone, bend a knee.
April 15, 2020 @ 5:38 am
This is a good, relevant piece on two relevant bands, a relevant festival, and reflects an issue related to cancelled concerts, which is also relevant to the crisis we’re in right now. Plus, I’m a huge Turnpike fan, so this is great info. I can’t see any reason NOT to report on this.
April 15, 2020 @ 6:14 am
Ive wondered, on occasion, about these management people. See Willie Nelson’s woes with the thieves from the IRS- and IMS this isn’t just the 2nd time something like this has happened.
That said, I read a book titled, “The Winner”. It was a fictional story about a 7th grade drop out single mom who won a nation wide lottery in excess of 100 million dollars. It was rigged and to insure the win she had to agree to let the guy who rigged it control the money for her- he did manage it and made more for her.
But it got me to thinking- how would you vet a manager of that kind of money? What guarantee can you get that wrong doing won’t happen? That irregular book keeping won’t rob you? Do you pay a watch dog to watch the watch dog? Think about that. 100 million is suddenly yours- how do you handle it? How can you trust someone else to?
Not quite the same as this story, but similar, in that they have NO experience handling large sums of money – most musicians don’t and few even care about it. Lots of opportunity to seedy characters.
Marky Mark (Not of the Funky Bunch - that’s a different one)
April 22, 2020 @ 2:33 pm
You hire outside auditors to spot check. It is very common.
April 15, 2020 @ 6:52 am
Lol am I missing something? Here and on the FB post about this, there appear to be a few people who are absolutely furious that this is being reported. The people involved are famous, so it is going to make some level of news. Also, its literally just public record. What is the issue with reporting on this?
April 15, 2020 @ 10:07 am
There is a group of very dedicated Turnpike Troubadours fans on Facebook that are extremely, extremely gosspiy and possessive. These people are constantly spreading rumors and gossip among each other about the Turnpike Troubadours via private messenger, but when someone posts anything publicly, they immediately shame them for being gossipy, or in my case, for posting click bait. This has been going on for a while now because to them, I’m an outsider, and I’m also a turncoat, because God forbid, I’ll post something unflattering about the band, like they cancelled a show last minute, and thousands of ticketholders were left in the lurch.
These gossipy people have probably known about this lawsuit for months. Then here I come posting their little sewing circle secrets publicly, and now all of a sudden they’re not as cool because they don’t have the inside scoop to share with their friends. There’s also a couple of Red Dirt/Texas blogs that for some reason see me as a rival, and love to exploit this negative sentiment and use it to tear Saving Country Music down.
I’m glad so many people are passionate about the Turnpike Troubadours. But this behavior is extremely high school.
There is a lot of interest in the Turnpike Troubadours, and I get messages weekly, sometimes daily by fans looking for information. If there is relevant news about them, I’m going to report it. If people want to attack me for it, I don’t give a shit. And in this case, when you have a band potentially getting screwed over by management (we don’t know this to be true, but that’s the accusation), then it’s imperative I write about it. I’ve done this for Hank Williams III, Katie Arminger, David Adam Byrnes, and many others. The Turnpike Troubadours are not special.
April 15, 2020 @ 10:24 am
Explains a lot. It is kind of funny though because this isn’t something that is particularly scandalous or unusual, but they are beside themselves. I’m sure you could google contract disputes between artists and managment and come up with 100s of stories reported by news organizations.
April 15, 2020 @ 7:17 am
Yeah I know at first I kinda thought “why’s Trig reporting on internal band business squabbles” then I realized how much more important it would be to me if it’d involved an artist I was really into and it would be. Just because I was never a big Turnpike fan that doesn’t mean I want them to be taken advantage of or any of our favorites for that matter. This is a business and a lot of shady shit has gone on for decades. Trig is THE watchdog in the Country industry and everyone knows he’ll write what noone else dares to which in turn gives us a platform to chime in on any/every given event. So he gets a “like” for article.
On a different note as I sat and watched the great Jesse Daniel live stream last night from the 10th. It dawned on me that for some of these smaller artists they’re starting to understand that playing actual gigs might be quite a ways away so this is the only way to put food on the table. Many will be doing weekly or more “shows” regularly. I’m just wondering if they’re getting unemployment benefits now that “gig/1099” workers have started to qualify. I’d love to see a discussion including some of them as to what’s actually going on. I’m sure there’s obviously vast differences between canceling a major shed tour or festival or canceling someone’s small venue tour. I for one, can’t watch a stream without putting something in the tip jar. I feel too guilty. I appreciate the intimacy they offer so much.
April 15, 2020 @ 7:35 am
I’ve been seeing comments on other websites of bands doing live streams of shows and a lot of the reviews have been very positive. I just never hear about any of these shows before they happen since I don’t follow bands on facebook, twitter, etc. It would be nice if there was some website that compiled schedules for shows for different genres of music. I would pay and stream 1 or 2 a week if I knew about them.
April 15, 2020 @ 8:47 am
I second this. I don’t do social media but would absolutely watch the streams if there was a website or someway to see a schedule without having to follow everyone on social media.
I’ve seen some done via YouTube live and wish that was more common than Facebook live.
April 15, 2020 @ 9:06 am
Well these are the 2 I’ve been following but they aren’t the be all end all by any means. I’ve also just been checking artists I’m interested in’s Facebook page because most the smart ones just leave the video of the stream up to watch anytime so people continually tip 24/7.
Quarantine Country Concerts 2020
April 15, 2020 @ 9:50 am
Well you can social media OR you can miss 90% of the live streams. Here is one exception from last night that I’m going to watch later today. Most of the folks I follow are using either Facebook or Instagram.
April 16, 2020 @ 6:30 am
I’ve been having a hard time consuming these live streams. The only way I can do It this time of year is through my phone and earphones (audio). All the apps have to be left open on my phone screen which causes the stream to skip around or stop while the phone is in my pocket. I tried a couple, then quit in frustration. I wish there was a way to stream after the phone screen is locked.
April 16, 2020 @ 7:05 am
I’m old school, for the Facebook streams I’m going right out of a laptop into a 80 watt per channel Pioneer Elite receiver/HDMI switcher into an 80 inch Samsung. Most of the Facebook streams are full screen 16X9 aspect, easy to download and watch anytime. It’s the fuckin Instagram only streams that I have to stream through my phone and into an adapter into the switch because Instagram doesn’t send the stream to the browser just the app only. Most artists have begun doing simultaneous on both or even YouTube as well. The Childers show looked and sounded incredible but some artists like Mike live from the Prairie Rose are at the mercy of the bandwith/speed and other variables. Like many guys I work with you must be under 40…lol, I refuse to watch anything on a phone.
April 15, 2020 @ 7:33 am
Public Record is public record.
April 15, 2020 @ 8:33 am
Hopefully one good thing to come out of this will be that McDaniels never works in the music industry again. Any artist would have to be incredibly stupid and desperate to even consider working with him now.
April 15, 2020 @ 9:49 am
What’s Live Nation/Ticketmaster doing to help the artists…their bank acct should be fat?
April 15, 2020 @ 9:56 am
Thanks for your work, Trig. I have no idea why people are screaming at you over this.
April 15, 2020 @ 11:07 am
Thanks Trig. Fuck off Joel.
April 15, 2020 @ 11:50 am
52 shows! Holy cow I had no idea. Problem is that management did their jobs getting the shows ready, it was the band who didn’t play so in what other world would it be ok to do a job for someone and then not be paid?
Whether it’s news or not doesn’t matter really, but I’m sure there was a lot more in both filings that isn’t in this article. It’s hard to say here’s the facts without ALL the info. I would just be curious to know more about the managers counter claim???
April 15, 2020 @ 12:38 pm
All the public filings in the case can be accessed by the hyperlink in the first paragraph of the article. This is sort of an unusual lawsuit because Turnpike is the Plaintiffs, but they are not asking for any money. Instead they’re looking for a declarative judgement that they can be free of their management contract. The manager didn’t have a counter claim, at least not yet. They basically sent Turnpike a bill explaining what they needed to be paid before their contract could be dissolved. Though some of the money they’re looking for is for expenses tied to cancelled shows, some of it is also for what management is calling “trailing commissions,” which is basically compensation for money Turnpike may make in the future. Also, Turnpike (and Boland) are claiming irregularities in the accounting that may mean they don’t owe as much, or anything, or may even be owed money.
The initial letter from management on December 12th is in the court filings. That would constitute the “countersuit” if you want to think of it that way. I also included an excerpt of that letter this article, which basically explains the position of the management.
April 15, 2020 @ 1:03 pm
All BS aside it is news when musicians we all like and respect get screwed by management. I hope Boland and The Troubadours win and once this virus runs its course Musicians can play and fans can go listen publicly again. More importantly than any of it I hope Mr. Felker is in recovery and we can all stay healthy that would be a very positive thing!
April 15, 2020 @ 1:34 pm
I am an attorney and here’s what I can determine. McDaniel threatened to sue for breach of contract. TTs beat him to the punch by filing suit in Tulsa seeking a non-monetary judgment declaring that the TTs ended the contract. This is a fairly routine action. McDaniel, pissed to have been outflanked, tried to dismiss the Tulsa lawsuit because he wanted the lawsuit to be in New Braunfels. The Tulsa judge told him to fuck off and the lawsuit is moving forward in Tulsa. That’s all that has happened so far. McDaniel also filed a lawsuit in Comal County TX but it will be dismissed (can’t have the same litigation happening in two different states). He will surely countersue the TTs in Tulsa. No substantive decisions have been made about the contract, but it’s a win for the TTs because it will be a big pain in the ass for Cory McDaniel to have to defend a lawsuit in Oklahoma from New Braunfels, Texas. Plus, is a judge in Tulsa really going to rule against the TTs? Not likely.
April 15, 2020 @ 1:48 pm
Is “fuck off” a legal term? 🙂
April 15, 2020 @ 1:55 pm
“Motion denied” is legalese for “fuck off.”
April 15, 2020 @ 2:35 pm
April 15, 2020 @ 8:33 pm
So as a lawyer you’re confirming that judges aren’t fair, if they’re a fan then they win and that’s fact? No wonder our legal system is so jacked up.
April 16, 2020 @ 8:06 am
PW: I’m sure the judge is perfectly fair and capable of ruling in McDaniel’s way. But judges tend to lean in support of citizens of their states over citizens over other states, which could help TTs in some close calls. I am not suggesting about this judge’s impartiality or competence.
April 16, 2020 @ 9:02 am
It’s actually the most frequently-used phrase in litigation.
April 16, 2020 @ 9:08 am
Mike, is there any evidence that judges lean toward citizens of their own states? I know people worry about it (and home-state juries, too) but is it a real phenomenon, or just a worry without empirical support? I’m not saying I know it’s not real, but just wondering if there is any decent research on the subject.
April 15, 2020 @ 3:46 pm
Turnpike should be billed for the shows they cancelled after forcing their management to book and market shows after repeated pleas to stop touring due to Evan’s drug addiction
April 15, 2020 @ 5:16 pm
ba thats not true though..cm was wanting to push ahead even knowing felker was hurting..it has come back to get him now. attorney mike is spot on with the way it all went down..if i was cm i would of walked away when i had the chance..the forensic audit will be brutal with all the commingling of funds..plus cm was warned numerous times i am sure about that.
April 15, 2020 @ 8:26 pm
You are SURE? Please explain. How is it that you know so much?
April 15, 2020 @ 8:59 pm
I am very sure.. not explaining sorry.. it will all play out and u will see I was correct..it’s not gonna be good for cm..greed will get u..
April 16, 2020 @ 10:15 am
Oh the “insider” 😂 whatever of you can’t provide proof you shouldn’t talk. People who know know quietly, people who don’t gossip.
April 15, 2020 @ 9:13 pm
Imagine how different TT’s reputation would be if the pandemic had happened two years ago? No one would have known about Evan’s problems because the shows would have been canceled anyway and he could have gotten the needed break.
April 15, 2020 @ 9:54 pm
Go get his ass Boys! Dont let him get away with it!
Jason Boland is one of the best Guys you will ever meet.
I cant see how anyone would take advantage of him like that. Nonsense is what it is!
April 16, 2020 @ 5:07 pm
Yep. I’ve met Boland twice. Great guy. If life were fair, Boland would be the Waylon Jennings of our generation. He and the Stragglers are real, honest, straight-forward country. Great songs delivered in a traditional country style, but enough nuance, innovation, and original style to keep it fresh and interesting. They put on an amazing live show and Boland has really honed his lead guitar skills recently. The guy can really play. They should be the face of modern country.
April 17, 2020 @ 1:43 pm
Agreed! JB is definitely the honest, and honest in his music. Proud Souls proved that!
April 16, 2020 @ 8:37 am
Come on guys this saving country not hating country.and leaving hate comments I mean foreal tho how would you feel if these things were getting said about your band that works very hard to give you music to listen to. So be grateful that you have country music to listen to.😐
April 16, 2020 @ 4:29 pm
I belong to the one Turnpike Troubadours Facebook group. They are passionate but they hate on this website for the exact reasons you mentioned. They can’t handle any negative talk. Echo chamber. Makes Sanders supporters look good.
April 16, 2020 @ 5:58 pm
I would never hate on a fan group because they want to keep things positive. That’s what fan groups are for. And I really don’t want to hate on them now. But they seem to not understand that as a journalist, it’s not my job to be a cheerleader for anyone. Granted, I’ve posted more positive ink for Turnpike than any other outlet out there. They’ve been my Artist of the Year, Song of the Year winner, and they had more albums in my “Albums of the Decade” list than anyone. But if they cancel a show last minute, or cancel a shows hours before it’s supposed to happen and DON’T notify their fans, including ones who may be traveling from hours away to attend, I’m going to step up and let folks know what’s going on. That’s my job. It’s not being “negative,” it’s just informing the public.
A lot of folks with that Facebook group took this article as being negative towards Turnpike. First off, trust me, all of those folks already knew about it and were gossiping about it privately, while this information was already out in the public, and being posted about on Facebook. And Turnpike suing their manager to get out of a contract is not somehow a negative thing. It’s just a thing.
Turnpike has always been terrible with communication. Officially, Evan Felker still has no personal problems. They thought they were going to keep his relationship with Miranda Lambert private, like that was even possible. If you don’t control the narrative, the narrative controls you. And it’s not my job to be their publicist and paint a rosy picture. It’s just my job to report the news. And them suing their manager is definitely news.
Anonymous Long Island fan
April 27, 2020 @ 7:53 pm
I just hope Evan can get well. I am stuck in the suburbs of New York City, so I will never get to see the band, but the music they make is beautiful. Just wonderful and moving and insightful…. so let’s just say a prayer and hope…