Florida Georgia Line are facing courtroom drama over a check that bounced on them.
According to court documents, after the band played the Country Explosion festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday, July 20th, the promoter gave FGL's road manager Troy Johnson a check for $205,000 but asked him not to deposit it for three days when, according to the complaint, box office receipts would be deposited and available to cover it.
Troy allegedly agreed to wait, but then put the check through the next day. It bounced. Two days later, Troy told Music Row colleagues about the check via E-mail. That's the basis of the lawsuit -- that FGL defamed the Country Explosion brand and has allegedly made it impossible for the promoter to book artists for next year's festival.
Country Explosion is seeking $15 million from FGL and Troy, claiming defamation and breach of contract. FGL claims that they still haven't been paid for the show.
Source: Salt Lake Tribune