Katie Armiger: ‘I Am Not Retiring From Country Music’
Katie Armiger raised more than a few eyebrows when her former label, Cold River Records, announced that the singer would be taking a break from country music earlier this year. Armiger quickly disputed the label's statement, but after that, not much was heard about the situation. Now, however, Armiger insists that she is "not retiring from country music."
"I can’t talk about it too much, but things like this just happen in the music industry sometimes," she tells The Boot. "But right now, I’m looking forward to getting new music out there, and I’ll be touring next year, in January."
The singer-songwriter also offers a few hints as to what 2016 will look like, including a "girls' tour" and new music, both in the beginning of the year.
"Touring is just the beginning," she adds, "just to get out there and show fans that I am absolutely not retiring, and to get new music out there as well."
In June, Cold River Records President Pete O'Heeron issued a statement saying, "... It has been the thrill of a lifetime to work with [Armiger] and watch her blossom into one of the best singer-songwriters of her generation. Katie is a special talent and an even better person. As a label, we love her and support her decision, and we will always be her biggest fans.”
Shortly after, Armiger herself posted a response on Instagram, which said, in part, "A breather? Quit country music? Not my words, and certainly not my intention. I'll be able to make an official statement soon." The statement was posted, and then removed, from Instagram.
Tour dates are not yet listed on Armiger's website. Her last album, Fall Into Me, which she released in 2013, is available for download on iTunes.