Katie Armiger Disputes Label’s Claims That She Is Leaving Country Music
Katie Armiger might not be ending her country music career after all -- at least, if she has anything to say about it.
On Wednesday (June 17), Country Aircheck published a statement from Pete O’Heeron, president of Cold River Records (Armiger’s label), that Armiger had "decided to take a breather and decide her next career aspirations."
"It has been the thrill of a lifetime to work with her and watch her blossom into one of the best singer-songwriters of her generation. Katie is a special talent and an even better person," the statement continues. "As a label, we love her and support her decision, and we will always be her biggest fans."
However, on Wednesday evening, Armiger posted to Instagram that the label's statement was "not my words, and certainly not my intention." After her original post was deleted, Armiger re-posted her photo and comment; the re-post was also deleted.
Armiger's note also explains that she no longer has access to her Twitter account (which has since been deleted) or her Facebook page. However, she adds, "I’ll be able to make an official statement soon."
In his statement, O'Heeron notes that Cold River Records has "no plans for a reduction in staff. For now, we are going to take a minute to reflect on our many friends and the tremendous support the country music community has given us.”
The Boot has reached out to Armiger's label and management, with no response.
Armiger recently released a single, "One Night Between Friends," and was working on a new album. Last week, during the 2015 CMA Music Festival, she hosted a listening party for the record and performed during the event.