Joe Nichols and Show Dog-Universal Part Ways

In a bit of news that isn’t unsurprising to fans who’ve been following Joe Nichols career as of late, the artist and his longtime record label home (for 10 years or so), Show Dog-Universal, have parted ways. Read on to see some of Joe’s thoughts and more about the parting.

Joe seems to be happy about the news tweeting:

He also tweeted this:

And then to clear up some fan’s reactions to a ‘bad label,’ he said this:

Joe remained classy throughout his discussion of the release from the label and clearly just wanted to make fans know that he’s excited about the ability to start the next chapter of his career.  On a side note, here are some of his accolades, three #1 hits (“Brokenheartsville,” “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl”). Five more Top 10 hits (“The Impossible”, “If Nobody Believed In You,” “What’s A Guy Gotta Do,” “Size Matters (Some Day)”, and “I’ll Wait For You.” “Believers is his lowest-charting hit (peak of 26) of the 10 past years (he released one record as a 19/20 year old for the small Intersound label in 1996 that didn’t fare too well).  Joe has sold over three million albums and his MAn With A Memory album was certified Platinum while III was certified gold. His singles “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” and “Gimmie That Girl” are both Gold-selling digital tracks as well.

What do you think? Will he find another big label or successful indie label to record his brand of traditionalist country music? Or is Joe’s chapter as a successful mainstream country music artist over?