Little Big Town, the band that found success on an independent label after striking out on a major, has exited Equity Music Group to sign with Capitol Records Nashville.

The band signed with Nashville-based independent Equity in 2003 after releasing their unsuccessful debut on Sony's Monument label. Their Equity debut, "The Road To Here," has sold 1.2 million copies and spawned two top 10 hits, "Bring It On Home" and "Boondocks," which reached No. 4 and No. 9, respectively, on Hot Country Songs.

Little Big Town, who own their master recordings, will take their second Equity release, "Place To Land," with them to Capitol. Thus far the set has sold 149,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The first single from the album, "I'm With The Band," peaked at No. 32 in November.

"It's always very difficult when relationships change," Equity GM and interim president Derek Simon said in a statement. "The last two and a half years are a testimony to what a band, their management and record label can achieve when they share total commitment, passion and artistic vision. This is a special band and, as friends and fans, we want to see them continue a long career filled with artistic achievement and commercial success."