Alan Jackson's record label, Alan's Country Records, has joined forces with the recently formed EMI Nashville, the sister label to Capitol Records Nashville. Jackson and Capitol Records Nashville President and CEO, Mike Dungan, have signed a deal which will see the release and marketing of Jackson's forthcoming album on Capitol's EMI Records Nashville. EMI/Capitol is one of the few major labels left in Nashville.
Jackson worked with Dungan for many years when he was the GM of Arista/Nashville, Jackson's previous label that he left in January 2011 after an impressive 22 years there. Jackson commented on the deal, saying, "Mike Dungan and I go way back, he was right there during my early days at Arista, and it's going to be great to work with him and his team there at Capitol. I'm happy to be joining the hottest label in Nashville."
Dungan took the time to gush over the 'Gone Country' singer saying, "Everyone here at Capitol/EMI is beyond thrilled to represent Alan Jackson, a true American original, a future Hall of Famer, and an artist whose work to date is not only commercially successful, but is of historical cultural significance. We are honored, and we are jacked!" Jackson is in good company at EMI/Captiol, as Lady Antebellum and Keith Urban are also on the roster.
There are few artists in country music as successful as Jackson. He has had 35 No. 1 hits, has sold close to 60 million albums, and has had over 50 songs in the Top 10 on Billboard's country chart. He has won three CMA Entertainer of the Year awards, two Grammys, and numerous songwriting honors from ASCAP.
Jackson recently returned from a week long tour in Australia, and he is gearing up for his North American jaunt that kicks off March 29 in Calgary, Ontario, Canada. The U.S. leg of his tour opens in Uncasville, Conn. on April 29, and the country star will tour in Sweden and Norway later this fall.