Brad Paisley is moving on to a new record deal with UMG Nashville.After his previous signed Arista Nashville, This move reunites Brad with Cindy Mabe UMG Chair and CEO, who led the marketing efforts for some of the most successful projects such as “Mud on the Tires” and “Time Well Wasted.” in Brad’s music career,
“There were two people that should get the credit that you even know my name – Mike Dungan and Cindy Mabe,” Brad Paisley said in a statement.
“I ran into Mike at the fishing department at Walmart after having met with several labels, and he talked me into signing my first deal with Arista. They assigned this woman named Cindy Mabe to me – we graduated the same day at Belmont. I got to work with her on my first few albums, and now I get to work with her at UMG.”
“She heard what I was up to with the new music, and she pointed me further into the direction I was headed,” Paisley said. “I’ve never had this kind of enthusiasm and empowerment. She said, ‘Make music that matters.’ It’s an amazing thing to work with Mike and Cindy again. It’s great to know they believe in this music as much as I do.”
Brad Paisley has been in country music for more than two decades. Brad has earned three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards. few of his hits are include “Whiskey Lullaby,” “When I Get Where I’m Going,” “Mud on the Tires,” “Waiting on a Woman,” “Online” and more.
I am thrilled to be with @umgnashville and back with Cindy Mabe. Cindy and I graduated the same day from Belmont where she was an honor student and I got a “D” in guitar.
Now for the last year or so I’ve been pouring my heart and soul into a new project with this team and I cannot wait for the world to hear it.
Also Cindy says my guitar playing is at least a B now. So there’s that.
Brad Paisley will release his new song and his first on UMG, “Same Here,” on Friday. He wrote the track with Lee Thomas Miller and Taylor Goldsmith, and Luke Wooten produced it. He’s in the process of finishing his next studio album, which will be released later this year.