Was Keith Urban’s ‘Cop Car’ Stolen?
Was Keith Urban's latest hit 'Cop Car' stolen? Songwriter Sam Hunt thinks so.
I worked hard on "Cop Car." Everything I poured into that song was stolen from me. I unfortunately can't celebrate it being on the Grammys
— Sam Hunt (@SamHuntMusic) January 27, 2014
Hunt tells Taste of Country, he wrote the song about himself a few years ago.
'I sort of tweaked a few parts, but the basis is the same. I won’t go into it too much, short of ‘inspired by’ some events that happened to me a few years ago in Alabama.'
Hunt's name is on Keith's album as a co-writer.
I'm unclear if Hunt is angry with Urban, the record industry or not keeping the song for himself. Don't most artist take a song and make it their own? If a contract was signed for Keith to record 'Cop Car,' what is Hunt really upset about? Maybe he just regrets allowing someone else to sing a song so personal. On the other hand, if 'Cop Car' goes gold, as most Urban songs do, he'll make thousands.