Casey James Splits From Sony Nashville
After five years and four radio singles, Casey James and Sony Nashville have ended their relationship. The one-time American Idol star was on Columbia Nashville after previously being signed to Sony’s BNA imprint.
Nashville Edge reports (and ToC confirms) that the split came in June, the same month his latest single, “Fall Apart,” fell from the radio charts after peaking just inside the Top 50. James took a long break between singles in an effort to create a project he felt was true to who he is as an artist. During a conversation with Taste of Country earlier this year, he was extremely enthusiastic about the new album and the prospect of fans hearing it sooner than later.
It’s not clear now if fans will get to hear more than just “Fall Apart.” The label and Texan agreed to part ways amicably. His highest charting single to date was “Crying on a Suitcase,” which peaked just inside the Top 20 in 2012. “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” was his debut, released a year after he finished in third place during Idol’s ninth season. “The Good Life” was the third single from the Casey James album, after which he’d take nearly 18 months to release the next.
James still has an active touring schedule, with dates scheduled through August on his official website. He has not commented publicly on the split, or his next move as an artist.
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