After 11 years and four Platinum albums, Jennifer Nettles has announced that she is parting ways with her record label, Universal Music Group.
In an interesting twist, the announcement comes just a few days after the labeled released a brand new single for Nettles, “Sugar.” The single was supposed to be the lead single from what would have been her second solo project for the label.
Happy. That’s what’s going on right now.
— Jennifer Nettles (@JenniferNettles) August 3, 2015
In a statement to Billboard, Nettles says, “I want to thank Universal Nashville for 11 wonderful years. This change is the first step on a path I’ve been wanting to take. I am so excited about the next part of my journey and I invite my fans to stay tuned.”
Nettles originally joined the label as a member of Sugarland. Signed to Mercury Records, the group debuted on the charts in 2004 with “Baby Girl,” which hit No. 2 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs. Sugarland would go on to tally 10 additional top 10 records for the label, as well as four platinum albums.
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