Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five years. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

Travis Tritt has parted ways with Columbia Records, his label home of the last five years. He recorded three albums for the label, all of which hit the top 10 of Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.

The country artist cites a difference of opinion with Sony Music Nashville on the direction of his most recent album, last year's "My Honky Tonk History," as the reason for the split. That album debuted at No. 7 on the Top Country Albums list in September 2004 and has sold 128,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Prior to signing with Columbia, Tritt recorded for Warner Bros. Records from 1989-1999. Since the start of his career, the artist has charted 45 titles on Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, including 20 top 10 hits and five No. 1s. His last top 10 hit was "Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde" in 2002.

Of the 14 albums he's charted on Top Country Album, half are platinum or multi-platinum. His most recent platinum outing was "Down The Road I Go" in 2000.

Tritt will maintain a busy tour schedule through the end of the year, and will travel to Germany May 4 to perform for U.S. troops stationed there. Tonight (April 26), he's due to perform a headlining show at New York's B.B. King's Blues Club and make an appearance at the Jammy Awards at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

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