Miranda Lambert is leaving her longtime label residence at Sony Music Nashville, the singer-songwriter revealed in a social media publish.
“Since I used to be 19 years outdated, Sony has been my residence in Nashville. Over the past 20 years collectively we now have launched albums that allowed me to share my story with the world, and we’ve reached heights I’d by no means even dreamed have been potential,” Lambert mentioned. “I’m so grateful for our time collectively and the whole lot they made potential for me, but I wouldn’t be true to myself if I wasn’t continually on the lookout for the following problem and a brand new technique to stretch my creativity. With that in thoughts, I’ve determined to say goodbye to my Sony household. I can’t wait to see what the following journey holds.”
A consultant for Sony Music Nashville had not responded to Billboard‘s request for remark by press time. Lambert’s supervisor, Marion Kraft, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Lambert’s assertion caught Sony executives off guard, in line with sources.
Throughout her time with Sony, for the reason that launch of her debut main label album Kerosene in 2005, Lambert has taken seven albums to the highest of Billboard’s Prime Nation Albums chart and 7 songs to No. 1 on Nation Airplay as a solo artist or collaboration. The reigning ACM Awards entertainer of the 12 months (and a coveted ACM Triple Crown winner) has received 37 ACM trophies, essentially the most of any artist.
Lambert has additionally received Grammys within the nation album of the 12 months class for her initiatives Wildcard and Platinum, whereas her tune “The Home That Constructed Me” received a Grammy for feminine nation vocal efficiency.