Dierks Bentley Accused Of Plagiarizing Song

As Twang Nation first caught on, there’s already been quite some Twitter drama to kick off 2012 in the country music world. Country music singer Jason Isbell has publicly accused Dierks Bentley of plagiarizing one of his songs with his patriotic new single “Home.”  Jason took his frustration to Twitter after hearing what he thought were similarities in the two songs:

“Dierks” has officially ripped off my song “In A Razor Town.” Dierks is a douchebag.”

He didn’t stop there, after fans of both sides started to get involved. Jason got right to the point with his next message to the singer:

“The song of Dierks is called “Home.”

Dierks’ latest single “Home” was inspired by the shooting of his hometown representative Gabrielle Giffords a year ago today.  The title track from his upcoming album was a co-write with Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers and Dierks himself, and produced by Jon Randall.

Dierks wasn’t shy on his opinion of the accusations, throwing things right back at Jason on the social media platform:

“@Jasonisbel “I bet Dierks brought that idea to the table and @Danwilsonmusic ran with it.” -HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! that is some funny shit!”

Dierks continued:

“JUST IN: “Nashville and LA songwriters running out of ideas..rushing to steal jason songs!”

Who do you think is right in this case? Did Dierks copy Jason’s song, or is he mistaken?


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