Marty Robbins' Heirs Sue Performer Jason Petty
May 10, 2010 at 7:43 AM (PT)
In a lawsuit filed in NASHVILLE in APRIL, Country artist MARTY ROBBINS’ heirs have accused performer JASON PETTY of using ROBBINS’ sound and life story without permission. His musical stage show, “MARTY's EL PASO,” featured PETTY singing ROBBINS' songs in front of a replica of the stage used in “The MARTY ROBBINS Show” from the 1960s.
RONALD C. ROBINSON and JANET ROBINSON filed the lawsuit. They are the children and remaining heirs of ROBBINS, whose real name was MARTIN D. ROBINSON. The heirs own the rights to ROBBINS' name, image and likeness and make money by licensing them, according to the lawsuit.
In the lawsuit, the ROBINSONS ask a judge to force PETTY to stop the show and to destroy any promotional materials that advertise “MARTY's EL PASO.” They also request financial damages.