Country Superstar Alan Jackson, Sony to Split

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Alan Jackson and his record label, Sony
Music Nashville, are splitting.

The label released a short statement Thursday thanking Jackson
for "their long association and many hit records achieved as a
result of that association." The release called it "an amicable
parting."

The 52-year-old singer has spent most of his recording career on
the Sony-owned Arista Nashville imprint, signing a contract in 1989
and releasing his first album in 1990. The partnership has yielded
dozens of No. 1 hits for the traditional country singer, the 2003
Country Music Association entertainer of the year.

The Sony statement says Jackson has delivered "his final
recordings" to the label but does not elaborate.

Spokesman Chris Melancon says the label has no further comment.


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