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Nichols, Show Dog split

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – Joe Nichols and Show Dog Universal parted ways.

The singer took to Twitter to tell fans of the split. He tweeted, "I'd like to thank ShowDog universal for doing the right thing. IM FREE!!!!!" on May 20.

Nichols said his "plans are to make a record with people I trust and love and be at a happy home(label). Haven't feel this good about things in a long time."

"Just 2 be clear, I'm VERY thankful 4 showdog and what they have done 4 me. Our relationship has just reached its limits and I wish them luck," Nichols tweeted.

Nichols released "It's All Good" this past November with only Take It Off released as a single. The song hit 25 on the Billboard charts. The disc was the only one Nichols put out on Show Dog. He previously spent most of his career on Universal South and had his first out on the Intersound label.

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