Katie Armiger

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Katie Armiger
Katie Armiger performs on July 28, 2011, in Everett, Washington
Katie Armiger performs on July 28, 2011, in Everett, Washington
Background information
Birth nameKaitlyn Michelle Armiger
Born (1991-06-23) June 23, 1991 (age 29)
OriginSugar Land, Texas, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active2007–2017
LabelsCold River
Websitewww.katiearmiger.com

Kaitlyn Michelle Armiger (born June 23, 1991) is a country artist from Sugar Land, Texas, U.S. She was first inspired to pursue country music after winning a Houston, Texas, citywide competition for young country singers.[1][2] As of 2014, Armiger has released four albums for Cold River Records and has charted seven singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.

Career[edit]

Katie Armiger's self-titled debut album was released on Cold River Records in the U.S. on August 21, 2007. It was produced by Mark Oliverius, the producer for other country acts such as Lorrie Morgan and Trick Pony.[3] The first seven tracks of her album were co-written by Armiger with Oliverius and Ashlee Hewitt.

Armiger entered the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the first time in 2010 with "Kiss Me Now," which reached a peak of number 55. It served as the lead-off to her third album, Confessions of a Nice Girl, which was released in October 2010, and became her first album to chart. It charted on both Billboard Top Country Albums and Billboard Heatseekers. This album was Armiger's first self-titled album and featured nine tracks that Armiger co-wrote with Nashville songwriters. "Leaving Home" and "Best Song Ever" followed as the album's second and third singles, the former failed to chart, while the latter peaked at number 42. Her third album was re-released on September 20, 2011 to include her fourth single, "I Do But Do I", which was released to radio on July 11, 2011.[4] The re-release also included three more new songs, a dance mix of "Best Song Ever", and the music videos for "I Do But Do I" and "Best Song Ever."[4] "Scream," which was released as the fifth and final single from the album in October 2011, peaked at number 47 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

"Better in a Black Dress" was released in mid-June 2012, debuting at number 54 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for the week of June 23, 2012.[5] Since then, the song has become her highest charting single. The album that followed on January 22, 2013, Fall Into Me, became her highest charting album to date. It marked Armiger's first entry on the Independent Albums chart (No. 6) and the all-genre Billboard 200 (No. 32). It also became her first top 10 country album, debuting at number 7. The album's second single, "Playin' with Fire", was released February 11, 2013.

Cold River Records later stated that "Katie Armiger has decided to take a breather and decide her next career aspirations".[6][7]

She then alleged sexual harassment. https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/katie-armiger-cold-river-records-lawsuit-pete-oheeron-903936/

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US Country
[8]
US
[9]
US
Indie

[10]
US
Heat

[11]
Katie Armiger
  • Release date: August 14, 2007
  • Label: Cold River Records
  • Format: CD, music download
Believe
  • Release date: July 1, 2008
  • Label: Cold River Records
  • Format: CD, Music Download
Confessions of a Nice Girl
  • Release date: October 5, 2010
  • Label: Cold River Records
  • Format: CD, Music Download
58 36
Fall Into Me
  • Release date: January 15, 2013
  • Label: Cold River Records
  • Format: CD, Music Download
7 32 6
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US Country
[12]
US Country Airplay
[13]
2007 "17 in Abilene" Katie Armiger
2008 "Make Me Believe"
"Unseen" Believe
2009 "Trail of Lies"
"Gone"
2010 "Kiss Me Now" 55 Confessions of a Nice Girl
"Leaving Home"
"Best Song Ever" 42
2011 "I Do But Do I"
"Scream" 47
2012 "Better in a Black Dress" 45 42 Fall Into Me
2013 "Playin' with Fire" 50
2014 "Safe" 57
"One Night Between Friends" 60 N/A
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Featured singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Album
2014 "Glitter" Coco Jones N/A

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2007 "17 in Abilene" Kristin Barlowe
2008 "Make Me Believe"
"Unseen" Stephen Shepherd
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Glenn Switzer
"I Just Want to Be with You This Christmas"
2009 "Trail of Lies" Stephen Shepherd
"Gone" Traci Goudie
2010 "Kiss Me Now" Evan Kaufmann
"Leaving Home" Stephen Shepherd
"Best Song Ever"
2011 "I Do but Do I"
"Scream" Ryan Hamblin
2012 "Better in a Black Dress" Stephen Shepherd
2013 "Playin' with Fire"[14]
2014 "Safe" Justin Baldoni
"One Night Between Friends"[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chron.com|News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle
  2. ^ Guerra, Joey (May 30, 2007). Houston Chronicle, "Katie Armiger, 16, dreams about a career in music."
  3. ^ OMG Nashville - Oliverius Music Group Archived August 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b In October 2011, Katie released her fourth charting single, SCREAM, which hit 47 on the Billboard Charts. New Releases Coming: Katie Armiger and Reggae’s Gone Country
  5. ^ "The Wind - Zac Brown Band". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved October 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Country Aircheck || News". CountryAircheck.com. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Country, Taste of (June 18, 2015). "Katie Armiger taking 'a breather' from country music career". FoxNews.com. FOX News Network, LLC. Retrieved March 16, 2019. Katie Armiger has abruptly called off her upcoming album after deciding to put her country music career on hold.
  8. ^ "Katie Armiger Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  9. ^ "Katie Armiger Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  10. ^ "Katie Armiger Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2010.
  11. ^ "Katie Armiger Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  12. ^ "Katie Armiger Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  13. ^ "Katie Armiger Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "CMT : Videos : Katie Armiger : Playin With Fire". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 31, 2013.
  15. ^ "CMT : Videos : Katie Armiger : One Night Between Friends". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 18, 2014.

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