Nancy Jones, the widow of Country Music Hall of Fame legend George Jones, is among those being sued by Earl “Peanutt” Montgomery, a songwriter, musician and producer whose works include 73 songs cut by Jones, nearly 40 of which were released as singles by the late entertainer.
The suit, according to the Tennessean, stems from the release, without
Montgomery’s lawsuit claims that in the late Seventies Jones proposed to Montgomery the idea of recording an album featuring the singer backed by the Smoky Mountain Boys, the longtime band that performed and recorded with Grand Ole Opry icon Roy Acuff.
The suit alleges that Jones wanted
After Jones died in April 2013, Nancy Jones sold her husband’s intellectual property and other assets to Concord Music for a reported $30 million.
In addition to writing hits for Jones, including his Number One duet with Tammy Wynette, “We’re Gonna Hold On,”
Montgomery and his wife, Charlene, currently own and operate a recording studio and music-publishing company in