After well over 20 years with Arista Nashville, Brad Paisley has a new record label home.
The country singer signed a new deal with Universal Music Group Nashville, where he will be part of the label’s EMI Records Nashville imprint.
Brad shares the news saying that he is finishing his next studio album, the first for UMG Nashville, which is expected to drop later this year. His first song for the label, “Same Here,” will be released on FRIDAY (2/24).
Brad said, “There were two people that should get the credit that you even know my name – Mike Dungan and Cindy Mabe. I ran into Mike at the fishing department at Walmart after having met with several labels, and he talked me into signing my first deal with Arista. They assigned this woman named Cindy Mabe to me. We graduated the same day at Belmont. I got to work with her on my first few albums, and now I get to work with her at UMG. Cindy’s a genius and terrific human being. She heard what I was up to with the new music, and she pointed me further into the direction I was headed. I’ve never had this kind of enthusiasm and empowerment. She said, ‘Make music that matters.’ It’s an amazing thing to work with Mike and Cindy again. It’s great to know they believe in this music as much as I do.”
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