Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lee Ann Womack Parts Ways With Music Label

In another sign that the crazy corporate business part of music overrules the common sense critical art part of music much too much, Lee Ann Womack has announced that she and her label Universal/MCA have parted ways and she is left looking for another music label.

"[I'm] so appreciative to the wonderful MCA staff for giving me their all from my first days at Decca, through 'I Hope You Dance,' the awards for 'I May Hate Myself In The Morning' and There's More Where That Came From, Lee Ann said in a statement obtained by "I am excited to see what comes next for so many people I think of as my friends, and am eager to see what life after 'leaving home' is like."

Womack's departure makes the fourth such music label change for critically lauded artists in the last month or two. Josh Thompson was dumped by RCA Records, Kellie Pickler‘s departed BNA Nashville in June and Ronnie Dunn moved on from Sony Records.

This one feels particularly asinine. Few artists in country music are as lauded critically as this one. Womack has released a total of six studio albums and two compilations. Four of her studio albums have received a Gold certification or higher by the RIAA. Additionally, she has received five Academy of Country Music Awards, five Country Music Association Awards, and a Grammy Award. She has sold over 6 million albums worldwide.

Here's hope that some genius music label executive picks her up and allows her to put out anything that her heart desires.

1 comment:

  1. Lee Ann Womack - Love her voice! She just doesn't get the recognition she deserves. Would love to sing a duet with her!!