Miranda Lambert Shares Career Update After Leaving Record Label

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Miranda Lambert Leaves Sony, Her Record Label Of 20 Years

On March 19, Miranda Lambert announced her departure from her longtime record label, Sony. Lambert was with the label for 20 years.

She shared the news on the 18th anniversary of the release of her debut album, Kerosene. Alongside a collage of all of her album covers, Lambert wrote:

“Since I was 19-years-old, Sony has been my home in Nashville. 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.”

Continuing, Lamber said she “wouldn’t be true to [herself]” if she wasn’t willing to look for a new challenge in her career:

“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,” she said. “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.”


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Miranda Lambert Shares Her Future Hopes & Plans After Departure From Sony

Lambert’s fans wondered about her future now that she’s no longer with Sony. A month after making her big announcement, Lambert spoke with ABC Audio about what’s next for her career.

It seems Lambert is enjoying this new phase of life. As she said:

I am, for the first time in 20 years a free agent. I don’t have a label and I feel pretty great about it. I mean, I have Vanner Records, which was my imprint that now I have.

Lambert said “it feels very inspiring” to see all of the options available to her now. “And, you know, it’s definitely a very different landscape than the first time I signed my first record deal at 19 years old,” she added.


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Now, Lambert is excited to learn more about the music business, since everything has changed dramatically since she signed with Sony.

Although Lambert no longer has a label, she still has “a home.

“…and it’s Nashville and this community,” she said. “So I’m excited to see what comes to the table. And in the meantime, I’m just working on stuff and like getting inspired and seeing what’s fueling my creative vibes.”

For now, Lambert is focused on “writing a ton” of new material. She also teased “a few cool collabs” she’s been working on. We can’t wait to hear it all!