Longtime background vocalist Joanna Cotten has announced that she will be taking a break from touring to pursue her own solo activities.
Serving as the powerhouse vocalist supporting country superstar Eric Church, Cotten recently closed out the “Gather Again Tour” with the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter. The 55-show trek, which wrapped at Madison Square Garden on May 20, was awarded the 2022 Billboard Music Awards’ Top Country Tour.
“I want to let you all know that I made the decision to take some time off after the ‘Gather Again’ tour to focus on writing some new songs and have a time of rest & recovery. It was my intention to return, but God has other plans,” Cotten shared on social media.
“I also want you all to know that your energy carried me through so many shows with Eric. What a run we had,” she recalled. “I am so grateful for the stages I sang on with him & the people I met along the way. I am very much looking forward to new solo music and ventures on the horizon. I love you guys and I’ll see you out there on the road before you know it!”
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Cotten launched her career as an artist 15 years ago with a song called “The Prize.” Since joining Church’s band, he regularly spotlighted her talent in his shows, and even included her in many of his studio recordings.
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