TV Line is reporting that American Idol Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox has split from her RCA/Jive label. The news comes just a few weeks after Season 9 winner Lee DeWyze was dropped from the label.
RCA has been going through big changes lately: The company said this month that they would be closing down its Arista, J, and Jive labels. Crystal seems to be a casualty of the company’s plan to only bring certain artists from the now defunct labels to RCA.
She may be down, but she’s not out. Cystal tells TV Line she will be releasing her next album, a follow up to her debut Farmer’s Daughter, on an independent label.
“I’m not worried about where I’m gonna be,” says Crystal. “I’m gonna be making music if it’s on my own label or if it’s with somebody else. I’d love to work with ATO, Dave Matthews’ label. We’ll see what happens.”
Despite what some would call slow sales for Farmer’s Daughter — with 210,000 copies sold — Crystal isn’t disappointed with the album’s performance.
“For not having any radio play and any great promotion, I think I’ve done pretty well on sales,” Crustal says. “I’m able to provide a good, comfortable life for my family, and that’s what I wanted out of it.”