Carolyn Dawn Johnson has signed with Equity Music Group and plans to release a new album, Love & Negotiation, in November. The title track has already been sent to country radio as the first single. "Making this record was a very challenging and exciting journey for me," Johnson said. "Without having an official deal in place when I began the recording process, I decided to go ahead and get started on it myself. I stretched in areas I hadn't expected to, and I got to make the record I wanted to make. I'm not sure there is a greater feeling than that." Other Equity artists include Clint Black and Little Big Town. Formerly signed to Arista Nashville, Johnson's hits include "Complicated" and "I Don't Want You to Go."