Country singer Katie Armiger has been chosen as the newest brand ambassador for Pastry, the lifestyle brand focused on producing ‘Sweet, Chic and Unique’ apparel, accessories and footwear for junior girls worldwide. Katie is the first country singer chosen to be a face of Pastry and she joins current standout celeb brand ambassadors Cody Simpson, Alli Simpson, Madison Pettis, Jessica Jarrell, MZ Bratt, Colette Carr, Vanessa Simmons and Angela Simmons.
About becoming part of the Pastry family, Katie said:
“I am so honored and excited to join the Pastry family. Not only do I love the shoes, I love the message Pastry sends to young girls encouraging them to express themselves in a unique and fun way. I’m excited for the future of this new relationship and can’t wait to start promoting this terrific line.”
Cold River Recording artist Katie Armiger has charted five singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Since 2009, every video she has released has been voted by fans onto GAC’s “Top 20 Countdown” including “Leaving Home,” which lodged itself in the countdown for an astonishing four-and-a-half months. Fan votes also netted her the No. 1 spot in Country Weekly’s Hottest Bachelorette issue two years in a row, as well as the No. 3 slot in the magazine’s most beautiful women in country music list. In 2012, she appeared during a pivotal date on ABC’s hit show “Bachelor Pad.” 2013 kicked off with the release of her current album, Fall Into Me, which became her highest charting album debuting at #7 on Billboard and iTunes Country Album chart on day of release. The album includes her current single, “Playin With Fire” which is at Country radio now and the recently released music video which debuted at #2 on GAC Top 20 Fan Voted Countdown.
Katie Armiger, who has become one of the biggest and brightest independent female artists in country music today, released her much anticipated fourth studio album “Fall Into Me” on Cold River Records yesterday. The rave reviews for the album, in which Katie had a hand in writing all 14 tracks, have been rolling in dubbing it her best yet. “Fall Into Me” features Katie’s current single “Better In A Black Dress,” which is her first Top 40 hit single and continues to climb the charts. Tune into GAC Daily Countdown all this week at 5pm CST (check local listings) to check out exclusive performances from Katie’s album release party in Nashville.
“Fall Into Me” is a deeply personal album for Katie that takes listeners on a journey through one of the most poignant relationships she has experienced in her young life. It is clear with every note on “Fall Into Me” that Katie has grown, not only as an artist and songwriter, but as a woman as well. Katie worked with several well-known songwriters including Blair Daly (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, and Tim McGraw), Joe West (Julianne Hough, Toby Keith, and Jimmy Wayne), Bruce Wallace (Dierks Bentley, Trace Adkins, and Montgomery Gentry), and Skid Mills (Saving Abel, Sister Hazel).
One of country music’s biggest independent female artists, Katie Armiger, is set to release her much anticipated album on January 15th, 2013.
Fall Into Me is the artist’s fourth studio album. Katie, who worked with Chad Carlson on this album (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, and Terri Clark) took part in writing all fourteen tracks. Fall Into Me features Katie’s current single “Better In A Black Dress.” The track, which is climbing the charts rapidly, is the artist’s first Top 40 hit single.
Fall Into Me is quite personal: Katie highlights the discovery of true love, the loss of trust, and the discovery of inner strength with this album.
“We took our time making this record because I had a personal story to tell and as a songwriter I wanted to really showcase the past two years in the music,” said Katie. “I worked with so many amazing people for the album and I am so proud of it because I think everyone will relate to each song. I cannot wait to get it out there.”
Katie has opened for some of country music’s biggest artists, including Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, and the Eli Young Band. Currently, she is out on her Get Smart Tour, sponsored by GAC.
Country singer-songwriter Katie Armiger released her brand new music video for her sassy single “Better In A Black Dress” to YouTube today. The video features two different sides of Katie – one in a wedding dress, and one in her black dress out having fun. Watch the music video below and let us know what you think:
Fans of Katie Armiger who haven’t had the opportunity to check her out on tour yet are in luck. The songstress has added over twenty-five new dates to her “Get Smart Tour,” which is sponsored by Great American Country (GAC). The tour will end up hitting over fifty major cities across the U.S. with a stop at the Bud Lught Stage at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8th for CMA Music Fest.
The tour began in March and will continue through November, and has already been a great experience for Armiger. “This tour has been incredible so far getting to meet and make new fans – and it only keeps getting better,” said Katie. “No artist can ask for a better outcome from a tour than for it to be a success that dates are continually being added. Thank you to everyone for all of your support, it’s because of all of you that this tour is what it is!”
The aptly named “Get Smart Tour” is Armiger’s first as a headliner and is hitting colleges, universities, fairs and festivals across the country. Armiger will be sure to play her hit songs including “Scream,” Kiss Me Now” and “Leaving Home,” while mixing in some new material that she’s been writing for her upcoming fourth album.
Please remember that autograph guidelines have changed for this year’s CMA Fest. Here is a highlight of how the new procedure works:
Fans will now enter a random drawing for the opportunity to meet various artists appearing in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. You will be able to enter the drawing at CMAfest.com. between May 14 (starting at 10:00 AM/CT) and May 28 (ending at 5:00 PM/CT). You will enter in your contact information and then select from the list of participating artists singing autographs in the Hall. You may select as many or as few artists as you’d like to meet. Once you submit your entry, you will not be allowed to go back in and change it so choose carefully! Duplicate entries will not be considered and all winners will be notified by Friday, June 1 via email.
CMA will also have a limited number of tickets on-site at the Festival for those who can’t get to a computer to register ahead of time. For more information on this, please see the Fan Fair Hall page at CMAfest.com.
Not every artist participating in the Fan Fair Hall will be part of the autograph drawing. There will be many opportunities for patrons to obtain multiple autographs from artists by just walking around the Fan Fair Hall. So don’t lose hope if you don’t get picked!
Internet singing sensation Payton Rae‘s new music video for her single “Stomp The Fire Out” got a little hot. The teenager enlisted the help of Tennessee firefighters during the taping of her music video filled with pyro. While nothing accidentally caught on fire, her video should be heating up the charts on its release in the next few weeks.
The video was directed by Stephen Shepherd (Gary Allan, Katie Armiger), with Roger Pistole (Dierks Bentley, Josh Turner) serving as director of photography. “Stomp The Fire Out” is from her upcoming album on Pink Pony Records, due out later this year. You can catch Peyton when she performs at the CMA Music Festival next month before she heads out on the “Campified” tour across the United States.
Buckle up, Wisconsin! Country comes to town to Oshkosh, WI this summer for the Country USA festival taking place from June 19 – 23rd and we’ve got your hookup! The festival will bring in some of today’s hottest country stars such as Keith Urban, Sugarland, The Band Perry, Thompson Square and Brad Paisley. We’ve got a handful of General Admission tickets to give away to the festival, courtesy of RH Labs/Forgiven, one of the big sponsors of this year’s festival! Some of the tickets are 5-day passes and others are one-day passes (for Tuesday only). This year’s lineup is as follows:
3:00pm – Power Play
4:30pm – Pure Gain
6:30pm – Jared Blake
8:30pm – Thompson Square
10:00pm – The Band Perry
3:00pm – Geoff Landon
4:30pm – Joe Diffie
6:30pm – John Anderson
8:30pm – John Michael Montgomery
10:00pm - Sawyer Brown
2:00pm – TBA
3:00pm – Lukyn Skywyrd
4:30pm – Jason Thomas
6:30pm – Jerrod Niemann
8:30pm – Phil Vassar
10:30pm - Sugarland
We had the chance to sit down with the very talented, and pretty, Katie Armiger. The young country music singer is a rising star on the charts, and who is often compared to Sara Evans and Martina McBride. Katie has been hitting the road hard the last year, including a “Get Smart” college headlining tour this year. Katie shares how she came up with that name, how excited she is over her single “Scream,” why she is more active on Twitter than Facebook, how she’d love to record with Blake Shelton and Keith Urban, and more.
Check out our exclusive interview with the very likable Katie below and get to know the young singer: