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Universal Music signs Carrie Underwood

By | Published on Thursday 30 March 2017

Carrie Underwood

Universal Music, which, remember, is, and I quote, “the world leader in music-based entertainment”, has signed up “seven-time GRAMMY® Award winner” (and please never forget the registered trademark symbol there) Carrie Underwood to one of those record deals via its Capitol Records Nashville label. The one time American Idol has previously put out her records with Sony Music, but, you know, Sony doesn’t have a knight of the realm in charge does it? And everyone knows how much country stars like colluding with knights.

Taking a break from slaying some dragons, Universal Music big cheese Sir Lucian Grainge confirmed his latest signing by saying: “I’m so THRILLED that Carrie has decided to make Capitol Records Nashville and UMG her home globally. As a talented writer, recording artist, performer and actor, Carrie is that exceptionally rare artist who can do it all. I know I speak on behalf of our teams around the world when I say that we look forward to executing her creative vision and bringing her musical career to the next level”.

Some other non-knights at Universal also welcomed Underwood to the fold, but who cares what non-knights have to say? No one, that’s who. So let’s just skip straight to the quote from Dame Baroness Lady Underwood herself. “It’s so inspiring to me as an artist to feel this excited about the future”, says she. “The incredible team at UMG shares the heart and passion I have for music as well as the drive, and their innovative spirit has shown that together the possibilities are endless”. Ain’t that the truth. No.