After 20 years recording albums on the Sony Music record label in Nashville, Miranda Lambert announced through Instagram yesterday (3/15) that she was leaving the label for her “next adventure.”
Miranda posted a message to Instagram and a collage of the albums she released through Sony through the years. She wrote, “Since I was 19 years old, Sony has been my home in Nashville. Over the last 20 years, Together, we have released albums that allowed me to share my story with the world, and we’ve reached heights I’d never even dreamed were possible. I’m so thankful for our time together and everything they made possible for me, yet I wouldn’t be true to myself if I wasn’t constantly looking for the next challenge and a new way to stretch my creativity. With that in mind, I’ve decided to say goodbye to my Sony family.”
She concluded, “I can’t wait to see what the next adventure holds.”
Many fans reacted to the news, including one fan who said, “Happy for you! It takes strength to break that comfort level and breach the unknown. You got this, no doubt!” Another fan commented, “Every one of those albums was a soundtrack for my life at the time it was released. Keep doing what you do so well… your music gets me through!!!” One more fan wrote, “You’ve not made a wrong move yet! Can’t wait to see what you’ll do next!! See you in Vegas next week, Queen!!”
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Lambert released her debut album, Kerosene, with Sony in 2005. She has taken seven albums to the top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and seven songs to No. 1 on Country Airplay as a solo artist or collaboration. She won Grammys in the country album of the year category for her projects Wildcard and Platinum, while her song “The House That Built Me” won a Grammy for female country vocal performance.