Gary Allan Leaves Longtime Label Home UMG Nashville

Gary Allan leaving his longtime label home, UMG Nashville.

The “Watching Airplanes” hitmaker revealed the news on social media on Friday (July 29), saying: “For the past 25 plus years, UMG Nashville has been the home of my record label. I am very grateful to the staff at [UMGN imprints] Decca, MCA and EMI for the faith and support they’ve had in me, but now it’s time for a new adventure. I’m excited for what the future holds and look forward to sharing more news soon.”

Over the past 25 years, Allan has achieved 11 top 10 Billboard hits Country Airplay hits, including four charts. Allan scored his first No. 1 Country Airplay hit with “Man to Man” in March 2003, followed the same year by the two-week chart-topper “Tough Little Boys.” He also notched No. 1s including “Nothing on But The Radio” in 2004 as well as “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” in 2013.

California native Allan has released 10 studio albums, beginning with his 1996 debut album. Used heart for saleas released via Decca Records Nashville.

His latest album came out last year with the 13-track album Relentless, working with producers Mark Wright, Tony Brown, Greg Droman and Jay Joyce. Last year Allan also embarked on a US tour, The Ruthless Tour: 25 Years The Hard Way, which included shows in Dallas, Detroit and more.

In April UMG Nashville artist Lauren Alaina announced that she had broke up with UMG Nashville and Mercury Nashville, and earlier this week announced her signature to Big Loud Records.

UMGN did not respond to a request for comment.

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