Contact Us

Remember When Garth Brooks Was Accused of Plagiarism?

Garth Brooks
Frank Micelotta, Getty Images

In 1998, a singer-songwriter named Guy Thomas settled with Garth Brooks and his record label before a trial began to decide if Brooks plagiarized Kenny Loggins’ 1993 song ‘Conviction of the Heart,’ co-written by Thomas. The plaintiff argued that Brooks’ 1993 song ‘Standing Outside the Fire’ borrowed liberally from the Loggins tune.

It was surely a bizarre courtroom scene when Brooks showed up to court with his guitar, prepared to sing the song for the U.S. District Court judge. Opening arguments were set to begin before the two sides hashed out the details. The singer says he didn’t learn a thing from the experience, except “just keep on doing what I’m doing and if that throws you in here (court), well, you’ve just got to stand up for what you believe.” Credit Reuters for the accurate court reporting.

Remember When Taylor Swift Rapped 'Thug Story'?

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of Taste of Country

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Taste of Country quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!