Alan Jackson was the first artist signed to the new Arista records country division back in 1989.  Now they are parting ways.

Alan Jackson has parted ways with his longtime record label, Arista Nashville, and its parent company Sony Music, it was announced Thursday (Jan. 20). He has sold more than 50 million albums during his 22-year tenure at the label.

In late November, Jackson confirmed to CMT.com that his 34 Number Ones completed his contractual obligations to Arista Nashville and that he was exploring all options for his recording career. The greatest hits compilation was released on Nov. 22.