On Wednesday, March 15th, Miranda Lambert announced she has decided to leave Sony Music, a record label that has so far released all of her major label albums since the start of her career.
Lambert wrote on social media, “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 never even dreamed were possible.”
She continued to say, “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. I can’t wait to see what the next adventure holds.”
Lambert originally signed with Epic Records a division of Sony Music back in 2003, only a few months after she placed third on the first season of Nashville Star. At the time she was approached by Epic Records even though she was new to the scene.
Lambert spoke of her first deal previously with Elle Magazine saying, “When I got a record deal, I said, ‘I’m only wearing jeans. I’m not wearing frilly dresses,’ Dancing around in sequins is just not who I am. I wanted to be heard, not seen. People were like, ‘Well, you know, you need to kind of be flexible on that,’ and I just wasn’t at all … Looking back on it, it was a little extreme, but I really stuck to it. Luckily, it worked, but even if it didn’t, I always knew that I’d be able to sleep at night.”
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