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Trisha Yearwood jumps from MCA to Big Machine

Thursday, May 10, 2007 – Trisha Yearwood left the only label she has ever been with, MCA Nashville, for Big Machine Records. An album is slated to be released in 2008.

Yearwood had been with MCA for 16 years, but she had a long relationship with Scott Borchetta, president and CEO of Big Machine.

"This move is far from random, as the relationship between Yearwood and Borchetta is long and solid," a press release said. The two first worked together in the late 1980s when Borchetta was a member of the promo staff at the now defunct MTM Records in Nashville. Yearwood had recently graduated from Belmont University and worked as the label's receptionist, while singing demos on the side.

While at MCA, Yearwood, who is married to Garth Brooks, had 16 number 1 hits; 20 top-10 hits.

"I've had a long, successful relationship with Scott Borchetta, and I've watched with pride as he's taken Big Machine Records from a brand new company to an extremely successful record label in less than two years. I'm excited about starting this next chapter in my career with Scott and Big Machine," said Yearwood.

"Today is about Trisha Yearwood's future. Her amazing talent and accomplishments speak for themselves. To know that I have the opportunity to provide the arena for her career to go to the next level has me - and the Big Machine staff - incredibly excited," said Borchetta.

Yearwood's first studio record since 2005 will be released on Big Machine Records in early 2008.

Big Machine also includes Taylor Swift, Jack Ingram, Danielle Peck, Dusty Drake and Jimmy Wayne.

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