Bluegrass Bluegrasses actress Dixie Carter has filed a lawsuit in Kentucky claiming the company that sold her the rights to her songs has violated her copyright.
According to a statement released by the Lexington Daily Courier, Carter filed the lawsuit Friday in the Kentucky District Court.
The suit claims the Bluegrass Music Group violated the copyright of Carter, her song “The Bluegrass Way,” and other works she’s created since her death in June.
Carter, who had died in June at age 50, had worked with the Blue Grass Bluegrass Association, which was founded in her honor, to market her albums to radio stations across Kentucky.
The organization, which also included Bluegrass Concerts, was set up in the wake of Carter’s death.
Carter’s lawyer, Mark E. Johnson, did not immediately respond to NBC News’ request for comment.
Carter had worked as an entertainer and musician, performing on several recordings for Bluegrass Artists, according to her biography on the website of the Blue Plains Bluegrass Club.
The lawsuit seeks $100 million in damages.
Carter was born in Louisville, Ky., in 1949.
She and her family moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains near Kentucky’s Appalachian foothills in the 1970s, before moving to Atlanta in 1981, according the statement.
She also appeared on TV and radio in Georgia, and in 1997 was nominated for a Tony Award for her work with the Nashville Symphony.