Katie Armiger - Country music’s young star on the rise at the OAC Friday, Oct. 5
Katie Armiger - Country music’s young star on the rise
October 5 @ 7:30 PM, Oconomowoc Arts Center
$25 Adults, $22 Seniors and College Students, $10 Students; $2 from each ticket sold benefits the Go! Bo Foundation
(Service Fees May Apply – Reserved Seating)
Oconomowoc, WI – Billed as “one of the biggest and brightest independent female country artists,” Katie Armiger has been busy since March performing on her “Get Smart Tour,” sponsored by Great American Country (GAC). The nearly 50 date tour will make stops in 18 states around the country. On October 5th at 7:30 PM, the Oconomowoc Arts Center is excited to have her perform on the main stage. Fans and newcomers to Armiger’s music will be treated to a concert that will include her hit singles “Scream,” “Kiss Me Now,” “Leaving Home,” “Best Song Ever,” “I Do, But Do I,” as well as new pieces.
“This tour has been incredible so far getting to meet and make new fans - and it only keeps getting better,” said Armiger. “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!”
While cutting her teeth on the road opening for well-known country music artists Kellie Pickler, Jason Aldean, Craig Morgan and Luke Bryan, and most recently this last May, for LeAnn Rimes, Armiger has also been busy writing music and taping music videos.
Katie is often compared to seasoned country vocalists like Martina McBride, Shania Twain and Sara Evans, the 21-year-old pop-country singer tends not to hold back, allowing her passion and vocal ability to shine through in her music. Armiger released her second album, “Believe” in 2008.
Her third album, “Confessions of a Nice Girl,” was released in 2010 and has been described as
“confident, secure, bold, assertive and vulnerable.”
"I think some people look at me as a young girl who is unsure of what I want or my own mind. But that's not really the case. I know exactly what I want, and I hope you can figure that out by listening to this album," said Armiger.
Armiger wrote or co-wrote nine of the 13 songs on the disc, joining forces with some of Nashville's
songwriters, such as Sarah Buxton, Blair Daly, Rebecca Lynn Howard and Joe West.
Now a Nashville resident herself, Armiger wrote “Leaving Home,” a song featured on the album, as a tribute to her mother before she made the move in 2010. "I've always known that singing was my dream and it's what I wanted to do, but it's definitely extremely hard to leave your parents," she said.
Armiger’s single, "Kiss Me Now," was her second to hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Indicator Chart, while "Trail of Lies" landed in the Top 20 on Music Row, setting a record as the Highest Charting Independent Female Artist in 2009.
Armiger’s latest single “Better In a Black Dress” from her fourth studio album on Cold River Records, marks her highest chart debut landing at #54 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart upon release in June. According to her website, “Better In a Black Dress” was inspired by her run as the fan-voted #1 Hottest Bachelorette in “Country Weekly” magazine for the last two years. “It’s such an honor that fans have voted for me - and I am so grateful - but it’s also intimidating. This is a feel good song embracing just being young and having fun,” added Armiger.
Community Initiative Program: For the 2012-13 Season, the Oconomowoc Arts Center has teamed up with local Community Initiative Partners as a way to give back to the community. For Katie Armiger, the Oconomowoc High School - National Honor Society will be the recipient. For every ticket sold, $2 will go back to NHS as a fund raiser. NHS students will have a table set up in the lobby, the evening of the show, with information about their various causes.
Nora Collins Opening Act for Katie Armiger: Local country-pop songwriter and singer, Nora Collins, will be opening for Katie Armiger. Nora is the 2012 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Rising Star Winner. She has performed at many local venues including Summerfest, Winterfest, Wisconsin State Fair, Shank Hall, Waukesha Freeman’s Friday Night Live, as well as other Midwest clubs and restaurants. Collins’ music is heavily influenced by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. She has currently spent time in Nashville working on her music, recording and performing.
Media Partner: The Oconomowoc Arts Center is excited to partner with WBWI 92.5 FM – “Wisconsin’s Best Country” radio station for the Katie Armiger show. WBWI broadcasts to over 20 counties in Southeast Wisconsin. Media support, promotions, ticket give-aways and contests are all a part of the partnership.
Tickets: Performances will begin at 7:30 PM Friday, October 5, on the OAC Main Stage. Reserved seating tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors/college students and $10 for students. Save the service fees by purchasing tickets at the box office, in person, during regular box office hours. Service fees apply to online, telephone orders, and day of show walk-ups. To purchase tickets, call the OAC Box Office at (262) 560-3172 or visit our website at www.theoac.net. The box office is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 PM and Thursday from noon to 6 PM.
The arts center is located at 641 East Forest Street, Oconomowoc.
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For more information regarding the Katie Armiger, visit www.katiearmiger.com.
For more information regarding Nora Collin, visit www.noracollins.com.
For more information regarding WBWI, visit www.wbwifm.com.
For more information regarding National Honor Society at Oconomowoc High School, please contact Krista Wilcox at 262-560-3212.