Scotty McCreery 135I will never try to pretend that I have the slightest understanding of what goes on behind closed doors in the music industry.  And, every day something happens to prove I’m right when I say that.  Why in the world would Mercury Nashville drop an artist who has sold more than two and a half million albums.  I don’t know why, I just know that they did.  Scotty McCreery is now without a label. We love Scotty!  And, we hope that he will be around the music scene for a very long time.

Swon Brothers 272The Swon Brothers, who came to national attention on The voice, and are a great group to watch live – had a few singles out on the radio, that I thought were really good. And, I recently listened to (and posted a short review) about their new EP, “timeless”.  They put this one out on TSB Records – obviously that stands for The Swon Brothers, and the duo is now independent.  They had been with Aristo (Sony Music Nashville).

Sara EvansOne young lady who has been around for quite a while, and one who we don’t think ever got the recognition she deserved, is Sara Evans.  Sara recorded for RCA, and has had five number one singles during her career.  She’s been at this for 20 years, and now finds herself without a label, as she was dropped by Sony Music Nashville).

Jerrod Neimann AF 135We have been watching Jerrod Niemann since he took “Lover, Lover” to the number one position on the US Country Airplay chart back in 2010. I’ve liked everything Jerrod put out (well, except that “Donkey” song), and I really loved “Shinin’ On Me,” which only made it to No. 17 on the charts.  Jerrod is also now without a label. We’ve seen him in concert several times, and would love to see him again. We just posted the other day that he will be joining Lee Brice on several stops of Lee’s Life Off My Years tour.

Henns  Josh

Sony also said good-bye to  The Henningsens (you may remember their song, “American Beautiful”), and to Josh Dorr. The song we all think of when we hear this guy’s name is “Save Your Breath”. Great song from his self-titled EP.  I’m hoping he gets grabbed by another label sometime soon.

I’ve heard some of our up-and-coming country artists say they were hoping to hear form this label or that label, but their rosters ‘are full’.  I’m beginning to understand that a little more now.  There’s’ only so much room, and only so many artists that each label can take on.  but, I’ll admit – I will never understand how this industry works. Wishing the very best to our newest group of ‘label-less’ singers.

These artists may be without labels for right now.  But, we’re all hoping they won’t stay that way for long.  And, we really hope they will continue to put out great music for all of their fans. We did put a link to each of their official websites. Hope you will visit there, where you will find links to their other social media sites.  And, if you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you.  You will find us @countryschatter.

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I will never try to pretend that I have the slightest understanding of what goes on behind closed doors in the music industry.  And, every day something happens to prove I’m right when I say that.  Why in the world would Mercury Nashville drop an artist who has sold...