Eric Church is probably one of those people that you don’t want on your bad side in country music. Looks like someone is about to find out exactly why. According to the Nashville Business Journal, Eric is suing vendors that are selling tour merchandise knock-offs at his shows. They’ve been caught trying to sell black t-shirts with his face and tour stops on it to fans, then quickly disappear when Eric’s team approaches them.
They’ve been spotted on his “Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour stops in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Virginia and Eric filed a lawsuit in court on Tuesday against the vendors. The lawsuit named James Ellis Smith, Kenneth Hargrove, James B. Sweet, and Steven Williams as defendants among various other unknowns and companies.
Eric is asking courts to award him both punitive damages and compensatory payments for the loss he’s suffered from the sales of these knock-offs instead of his own official merchandise.