Katie Armiger ‘Has Decided to Take a Breather’ From Country Music
After four albums and a handful of charting singles, Katie Armiger has decided to step away from country music for the time being.
Pete O'Heeron, president of Armiger's label, Cold River Records, tells Country Aircheck, "Katie Armiger has 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. As a label, we love her and support her decision, and we will always be her biggest fans."
Armiger's upcoming album, which was to contain her latest single, "One Night Between Friends," has been shelved for now. Additionally, the songwriters who entered Armiger's Girls With Dreams songwriting contest will be reimbursed.
Though Armiger's sudden shift comes as a big surprise, her label will continue on.
"We will have more information in the coming days about the future of the label," O'Heeron adds. "We have 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."
This news comes after a busy week for Armiger, who recently hosted a listening party for her new album and invited fans to join her. She also performed at the 2015 CMA Music Festival, with no indication of what was to come.