Country music star Alan Jackson has signed with Capitol Records/EMI Nashville, the label announced today. Jackson's new music will be released as a joint venture between Capitol/EMI Records Nashville and Alan's Country Records, which Jackson formed in 2002.
The new partnership reunites Jackson and Mike Dungan, President and CEO of Capitol Nashville and former General Manager of Arista/Nashville. Jackson announced his split from the Arista/Nashville label in late January.
"Mike Dungan and I go way back," Jackson said in a statement. "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."
Dungan expressed his excitement at once again working with Jackson in the same release. "Everyone here at Capitol/EMI is beyond thrilled to represent Alan Jackson," he said. "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 released his 16th studio album in March 2010, and released "34 Number Ones," a greatest hits package in November 2010, shortly before ending his 22-year partnership with Arista/Nashville.
Jackson has sold nearly 60-million albums worldwide and has had more than 50 Top 10 hits. He has been honored as CMA's Entertainer of the Year three times and has received 16 total CMA and ACM Awards.
Capitol Records Nashville was named Label of the Year by Billboard, Country Aircheck, Music Row and the Country Radio Seminar in 2009 and 2010.
"I'm happy to be joining the hottest label in Nashville," Jackson said.