Lauren Alaina Leaves Longtime Label Home

After eleven years, three albums and 10 Top 40 country hits, six Gold or Platinum singles and three chart-topping singles, Lauren Alaina has parted ways with 19/Mercury Nashville/UMG Nashville.

After growing up as an artist before the eyes of America, first on American Idol and then later through her three albums and several Top 40 country chart hits, Lauren Alaina has moved on from her record label home of 19/Mercury Nashville and UMG Nashville after 11 years. Now a confident 27 year old woman, Alaina has ventured into new territories as both an actress and reality TV star via her films The Road Less Traveled and Roadhouse Romance and stints on Dancing with the Stars and Beyond The Edge. She also was recently inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and of her biggest dreams coming true when friend and mentor Trisha Yearwood invited her.

In the instagram post where Alaina shared the news of her departure from her longtime recording home, Lauren said it’s time for her to “spread my wings and close a very important chapter in my life.” She also simultaneously noted that she’s hoping to share some exciting news on the career front in the near future.

We bet that news will be a new record label home while also potentially showing more TV and film opportunities for the multi media star.


  • Courtney Puzzo

    things like this aren't uncommon for example Mariah Carey left Sony/Columbia Records in 2000 to join EMI/Virgin Records for 80,000,000 for 4 albums though Glitter soundtrack didn't sell as well as Virgin expected though it went platinum and had the best selling single of the year its lead off Loverboy selling 575,000 copies that year going RIAA Gold she then moved to Island Def Jam in January 2002 remaining there until 2016 after 5 studio albums 2002s Charm bracelet 2005s Emancipation of Mimi 2008s E=MC2 2009s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel and 2014s The Elusive Chanteuse + 2015s #1s to Infinity greatest hits compilation she later signed with Epic Records her 2nd album for them comes out later this year