Armiger Launches Deluxe Package With Opry Performance

Katie Armiger bumped into WIVK Programmer and Hall of Fame inductee Mike Hammond backstage shortly before her Grand Ole Opry debut. (L-R) Cold River Rep, Halie Hampton, Armiger and Hammond.

Katie Armiger finally got to stand in country music’s inner circle, that is the six foot circle of dark oak wood cut from the original Ryman Auditorium and inlaid into the stage at the Grand Ole Opry House. Armiger made her debut on the coveted stage Sept. 23 and performed during the 7 p.m. show. The timing was no accident, as it coincided with the Sept. 20 release of a deluxe package to iTunes of her album, Confessions of a Nice Girl.

The deluxe package features four original songs including her current single “I Do, But Do I,” a brand new song entitled “Worth It,” a dance mix of her smash hit “Best Song Ever,” and an acoustic version of “Cry Cry Cry.” The Confessions of a Nice Girl (The True Confessional) deluxe album also includes music videos for “Best Song Ever” and “I Do, But Do I.”

Armiger wrote or co-wrote nine of the 13 songs on the disc, sharing talents and ideas with some of Nashville’s most innovative tunesmiths, such as Sarah Buxton and Blair Daly (“Kiss Me Now,” “Leaving Home,” “Scream”), Rebecca Lynn Howard (“That’s Why”) and Joe West (“Can’t Keep Myself From Loving You”).

The feisty 19-year-old singer/songwriter is currently on the road opening for Darius Rucker and has also opened shows this year for Ronnie Dunn, Little Big Town and Clay Walker. Armiger has been stoking her career fires since the release of her first album almost five years ago. In 2007 her single, “17 In Abilene” hit the MusicRow chart with a record-setting debut for a solo independent artist.

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