COLUMBIA (WACH) - Chris Daughtry made a subtle reference to a lawsuit he is facing from former bandmates during his show in Columbia Tuesday night.
While performing at the Township Auditorium in Columbia Tuesday night, Daughtry came on the stage in front of the audience and said, "It's just you and me now."
His current bandmates were backstage and Daughtry was alone in the spotlight with his guitar.
He introduced "Home" as a song he wrote with ??a few buddies; me, myself, and I.??
He said he wanted to play the song just as he wrote it, and described the first time he met Clive Davis.
"This was going to be my first experience going to a record label and meeting this legend that has produced the likes of Whitney Houston, and many, many others. I don't know what to expect...So I came in there and said, 'Dude, I've got some songs, I write.' I'm sure he was really skeptical, like, 'Yeah, right.' So I played him a couple songs. There were about four other dudes in suits that were starring me down too. That's not intimidating at all. So I played him a coulple songs, and he was like 'what else ya got kid.' I don't know why I made him sound like he was on the Sopranos, but that's how I remember it. Anyway, so I played him this song, and at the end there was this awkward silence, like that, and he looks at me and goes, 'not bad kid.' Then he signed me and the rest is history. This song is called 'Home.'" said Daughtry.
Daughtry is being sued by three former members of his previous band, Absent Element. He was the lead singer for the band before becoming a contestant on FOX??s hit reality show "American Idol."
According to Rolling Stone, the former bandmates are suing for royalties from "Home" and three other hit songs they say they co-wrote with Daughtry. The lawsuit accuses Daughtry of "constructive fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair trade practices and other deceptive and wrongful conduct" in his dealings with the musicians.
Daughty is the only person credited with writing the songs, according to Billboard.com.
"I am very hurt by these false accusations. The songs listed in this lawsuit were written solely by me and no one else and at this time, I have no further comment," said Daughtry in a post to the band's official website.