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Dunn splits from Arista

Friday, June 8, 2012 – Ronnie Dunn is no longer with Arista. The singer apparently made the announcement via Facebook Thursday night.

Dunn, who released an album last year on the label, said, "Deal with Sony is over. Next chapter. Moving on," according to The Boot, but the posts could not be found today.

Dunn, who had been one half of Brooks & Dunn, was not happy with his label. The first single, Bleed Red, made the top 10. Two more singles came from the disc - Cost of Livin and Let the Cowboy Rock - but neither made a big dent on the charts.

The Boot said that on May 15, Dunn wrote: "Got a call from Sony today ... said that my FB post killed the Let The Cowboy Rock single. Holy s---, I didn't know people in the music business read this stuff !! 8 weeks (2 months) at #30 on one chart. :) A very appreciative shout out to the promo team. We just haven't picked the right song. Keep the faith ! RD"

Fans supported making Once the new single. Dunn then posted on May 18, "Hey, RADIO...will you start playing ONCE? If a FB post can kill a single, then maybe it can get one to the top? Maybe we can make CNN...! Just sneak it in on your lunch break. My name is Ronnie Dunn and I approve this message! RD"

Cracker Barrel re-released the self-titled debut with Dunn asking for a new single from Arista."Come on SONY pick one...light it up. CD just jumped from "off the chart" to #14...somebody's working something. Cracker Barrel ? RD"

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