Carrie Underwood has left Sony Music Nashville’s Arista imprint, her original label home following her American Idol win in 2005, and has signed a new worldwide deal with Universal Music Group’s Capitol Nashville.
Underwood’s new labelmates at Capitol include Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.
“It’s so inspiring to me as an artist to feel this excited about the future,” Underwood said in a press release. “The incredible team at UMG shares the heart and passion I have for music as well as the drive, and their innovative spirit has shown that together the possibilities are endless.”
“I also want to be sure to thank every single person who has played a part in my recording career so far,” she added. “I will be forever grateful to them for all we achieved together.”
All six of her albums released with Arista, Some Hearts, Play On, Carnival Ride, Blown Away, Greatest Hits: Decade #1 and Storyteller, have achieved RIAA platinum status or multi-platinum status. She is a two-time ACM entertainer of the year, and a seven-time Grammy winner with 14 No. 1 hits. Her Storyteller Tour — Stories in the Round was among Billboard‘s Top 25 Tours of 2016.
She is the CMA’s reigning female vocalist of the year and has co-hosted the CMAs with Brad Paisley for the last nine years.
She heads to Sunday’s (April 2) ACMs in Las Vegas with nominations for female vocalist and entertainer of the year.