Alan Jackson and his record label since the start of his career have parted ways.
Jackson said in a statement that it “just seems to me like the time may be right to change things up a bit and see what comes next.”
Sony Music Nashville/Arista Nashville released a terse statement earlier in the day that wished Jackson well, called the proceedings an “amicable parting” and confirmed that the country legend delivered his final recordings to the company.
Jackson, the first artist signed to Arista Nashville when the label was founded in 1989, has sold more than 50 million albums.
The singer/songwriter is readying a tour of Canada and Australia and working on songs for a new album.
He’s currently represented by management company the co-op, which also reps Loretta Lynn, and the William Morris Endeavor.