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American Idol‘s Kellie Pickler, unfortunately, recently parted ways from her long time record label Sony Nashville. After releasing her most critically acclaimed album-to-date 100 Proof, it was just time to say goodbye.
“Well, it wasn’t promoted,” she says in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “When my album came out, I didn’t even have a song out on the radio. Nobody does that.” She goes on to say that she went through four heads of promotion while her record was being released. (That’s a red flag right there.)
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“The label was spread thin,” she comments. “Recording this album, to be honest — and I don’t mind saying this — the process was hell.”
(Oh. Wow. I feel so sorry for her. She definitely got a raw deal.)
“We couldn’t agree on songs. The thing is, my life is a country song. I don’t need to be manufactured, and I don’t need anyone to tell me what to say or what to sing.”
Well, I’m very proud of her for sticking to her guns and not allowing anyone to force her to be anyone she’s not. Go girl!
According to The Country Vibe:
“Our sources tell us Kellie has been meeting with several labels and is this close to signing a new deal with an independent label in Nashville.”
Kellie also comments that she might go with an independent label this time around. (YES!)