Kristy Lee Cook in Talks With Universal, Says Arista Dropped Her Because “I was on the same label as Carrie Underwood.”

Season 7’s Kristy Lee Cook is back in Oregon after being dropped from Arista. She was living in Nashville while she promoted the album she recorded with Arista, Why Wait.

In an interview with the Grants Pass Daily Courier, she talks about her charity work, getting dropped from Arista, and her future plans.

Kirsty Lee makes no bones about why she thinks she was dropped, “It because I was on the same label as Carrie Underwood.”

And she claims to be fine with the split from Arista–she says they promoted her a little bit, but she didn’t get the attention she needed. “They spent so much more money on Carrie, ” she says.

Kristy Lee has signed on with new management, Morey Management, out of Los Angeles, and says she’s currently in talks with Universal Records (labelmates with Chikezie? Maybe they will do a bluegrass duet. Kidding!).

To further emphasize Arista’s mismanagement of her career, Kristy Lee confides, …I have a song that they didnt want me to put on the album that going to be a hit…Im going to take it to another label.

Take that Arista!

In the meantime, Kristy Lee is immersing herself in charity work, starting a rescue foundation for horses. Very cool. Plus, she continues to groom and race her horses.

She plans on gigging a bit around her home in Oregon. In June she and her fiance Andy Dobner will tie the knot.

I do think that Arista screwed her over, but I think she should back off blaming her failure on Carrie. I’m sure it was more complicated than that, and it comes off like sour grapes.

After the jump, check out a video put together by the Daily Courier:

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