Country singer with label for five years.

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

Tritt 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 and peaked at No. 7 on Top Country Albums last September 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, Tritt 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, who is managed by Duke Cooper, maintains a busy tour schedule through the end of the year, and will travel to Germany May 4 to perform for U.S. troops.