Alaina splits from UMG Nashville
Monday, April 4, 2022
– Lauren Alaina split with her label, UMG Nashville, she announced on social media.
Alaina had three number one songs while at the label: 2017's "Road Less Traveled," "What Ifs" (2018) with Kane Brown and "One Beer" (2020) with Hardy and Devin Dawson.
"I have made the tough decision to spread [her] wings and close a very important chapter of my life," Alaina tweeted. "There are more exciting things happening right now in my career than ever before, and I just can't wait to see where it all leads. Much to share soon."
The Georgia native also said she "wanted to thank the staff at Mercury Records and UMG Nashville for everything they have done for me over the last 11 years. They have been my label home since I walked off the American Idol stage as a young, wide-eyed 16-year-old kid. At 27 years old, I look back and see just how much I have changed and grown into the woman I am now."
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