Sony Music Nashville might be the professional house that built Miranda Lambert, but she is ready to move on.
The singer posted a statement on social media on Wednesday that said while Sony has been her home in Nashville since she was 19 years old, she’s ready to tackle new professional challenges.
“Over the last 20 years Together we have released albums that allowed me to share my story with the world, and we’ve reached heights I’d never even dreamed were possible,” Lambert said. “I’m so thankful for our time together and everything they made possible for me, yet I wouldn’t be true to myself if I wasn’t constantly looking for the next challenge and a new way to stretch my creativity. With that in mind, I’ve decided to say goodbye to my Sony family. I can’t wait to see what the next adventure holds.”
Lambert is one of a string of superstars who have left Sony Music Nashville in recent years. The list also includes Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood.
Lambert released “Palomino,” her eighth solo album, on Vanner Records/RCA Nashville in April of 2022, and it was the highest-debuting country album of the year. The Texas native has charted 10 No. 1 songs, and her hits include “The House That Built Me,” “Mama’s Broken Heart,” Gunpowder & Lead” and “Little Red Wagon.”
She also recently extended her headlining Velvet Rodeo Las Vegas residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino’s Zappos Theater through 2023 and was the top streaming female country artist of 2022.