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Born in Houston, Texas, Katie Armiger was singing before she could walk and by ten she was already adept at connecting with her thoughts, and had begun writing poems and songs in her journal. At 14 she entered Houston's Best Country Singer competition sponsored by Radio 93Q Country, starting out in the junior division, and at the end of the eight-week contest she walked away with the grand prize and a shot at recording a two-song demo with Nashville producer Mark Oliverius. The demo deal soon blossomed into a full-scale album project and Armiger began splitting her time between Nashville and Houston, where she was a straight-A sophomore student in high school while the record was being completed. A powerful singer with a voice that reaches beyond her years, Armiger also showed a talent for writing songs, and she wrote or co-wrote seven of the 11 songs on her debut. Armiger was only 16 years old when the self-titled Katie Armiger was released by Cold River Records in 2007. Believe followed in 2008, with Confessions of a Nice Girl arriving in 2010 and Fall into Me in 2012, all on Cold River Records.
Kaitlyn Michelle "Katie" Armiger (born June 23, 1991) is a country artist from Sugar Land, Texas. She was first inspired to pursue country music after winning a Houston, Texas city-wide competition for young country singers. To date, Armiger has released four albums for Cold River Records and has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.Chron.com | News, search and shopping from the Houston Chronicle
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. 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. 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." "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. 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.OMG Nashville - Oliverius Music Group 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 "The Wind - Zac Brown Band". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2012-10-08.