Gretchen Wilson splits with SonyNashville
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
– Gretchen Wilson started out fast with Red Neck Woman
and was a huge star for SonyNashville. But today with a fourth album that never was released and oft delayed, Wilson and Sony Nashville split.
A statement said the two 'have mutually decided to part ways."
Wilson was a huge star out of the box in 2004 and had three number 1 albums in "Here For The Party," "All Jacked Up" and "One Of The Boys."
But several singles from what would have been her fourth album did poorly on the charts. Don't Do Me No Good peaked at 43 in July 2008. Don't Make Me Take My Earrings Out was out in April and failed to chart.
"Though Wilson will no longer record with the label as a solo artist, both parties look forward to working together on future catalogue projects." the statement said. That usually means greatest hits or compilation packages.
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