TILLIS AND ARISTA SPLIT

The long business relationship between celebrated country artist, Pam Tillis, and Arista Records has come to an end. The decision was mutual and the split was amicable. Joe Galante, Chairman, RCA Label Group RLG/Nashville, home to the Arista label, commented, "Pam has been a joy to work with. I have such a respect for her distinctive artistry, her wonderful songwriting, and vocal talents. We at the record company can only hope that her incredible past with us serves as a firm platform for the best possible future."

According to Tillis she has had a wonderful relationship with the label, but the performer wants to "try some new musical directions." Tillis further added, "I'm looking forward to some new challenges and adventures and having some room to experiment."

While still with Arista Nashville, Tillis has had numerous musical successes including more than 5 million albums sold, 7 albums released, 2 Platinum and 5 Gold album certifications, a trophy for 1994 CMA "Vocalist of the Year," 11 CMA nominations, 7 ACM nominations, 3 Grammy nominations and 6 #1 singles and 8 Top 5 hits. Other career milestones include her August 26, 2000 induction into the Grand Ole Opry. Tillis' latest album is Thunder & Roses.

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