It’s “Safe” to say, Katie Armiger’s heart is as big as her voice. The sweet singing Sugar Land, TX “Nice Girl” recently launched a songwriting competition “Girls With Dreams,” which will provide college scholarships for young women ages 14-20.
“My entire career started by winning a contest,” Katie Armiger says, “And now I’d like to give other young ladies an opportunity like the one I had.”
The Overall Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 college scholarship and a trip to Nashville for the recording of her song by two-time Grammy-winning producer, Chad Carlson. The 2nd Prize winner will receive a $5,000 college scholarship and a trip to Nashville for the recording of her song by Carlson. The 3rd Prize winner will receive a $2,500 college scholarship. Five Honorable Mention winners will each receive $350 worth of merchandise.
Who knows? A young female songwriter may soon be “Stealing Hearts” after writing the next “Best Song Ever.”
For contest rules and information, visit katiearmiger.com/dreams
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Katie Armiger’s latest single One Night Between Friends
KATIE ARMIGER BIO
Fall Into Me
With the release of her new album, Fall Into Me, it’s clear Katie Armiger has come of age. The album, a work of stunning maturity, also reflects the accomplished young star’s deepening confidence in her own abilities.
Armiger co-wrote every song on the 14-cut set not because she deliberately set out to do so, but because she had such a clear vision for the project that none of the many outside songs she considered seemed personal enough. “I know it’s cliché to say, but it really is kind of a diary of my life in the last two years,” she says of the album.
Working once again with Grammy Award-winning producer Chad Carlson allowed Armiger to have quite a bit of control over the album’s direction, so she opted for a central theme: love in all its many forms. “The album is literally about falling in, falling out, and searching for that special something,” she says. “The songs take you on that journey.”
Armiger chose the title Fall Into Me, she says, because “whether or not you’re falling in love, or falling out of love, that sensation of falling is always involved.” Yet other than the defiant track “He’s Gonna Change,” the album’s songs tend to take a hopeful, optimistic tone about romance, and the prospect of finding it. It closes with the sweet ballad “Safe,” which perfectly captures the security of a love that feels just right.
Author: Scott Colvin
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