Published Feb 18, 2009Alberta's shit-kickin' country and western star Corb Lund is switching labels.
This week, the songwriter announced his yet untitled new album will come out via U.S.-based imprint New West Records, a move that effectively ends a years-long relationship with Canadian indie Stony Plains. The New West deal means Lund will join a stable of talent that includes such artists as Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Ben Lee and John Hiatt, as well as putting him under the distribution wing of the Universal Music Group.
"I'm really excited to have made this signing with New West; I think they're perfect for me, and I think it's a great fit based on the vibe of their label, and the kinds of artists they get behind" said Lund in a statement.
Lund plans to release his New West debut sometime this fall and this spring will begin recording his follow-up to 2007's Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! in Nashville with long-time producer Harry Stinson.