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Confessions of a Nice Girl
     

The Confessions of a Nice Girl

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by Katie Armiger
 

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Emerging from her teens on her third album, Katie Armiger is still looking for an identity as a country singer with Confessions of a Nice Girl. The album title suggests a theme, even when the traditional definition of a "nice girl" may have long since gone by the boards. Armiger, who gets writing or co-writing credit

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Emerging from her teens on her third album, Katie Armiger is still looking for an identity as a country singer with Confessions of a Nice Girl. The album title suggests a theme, even when the traditional definition of a "nice girl" may have long since gone by the boards. Armiger, who gets writing or co-writing credit on ten of the 13 tracks, fills out the concept by revealing that nice girls can get upset ("Cry Cry Cry," "Scream"), that they "Ain't So Sweet," but are "Strong Enough." But the disc's lead single, "Best Song Ever," emphasizes the "girl" over the "nice," and Armiger may be at her best when exploiting her youth, notably on "Leaving Home," a ballad sung by a departing college freshman to her mother. Armiger has a good, if standard-issue voice for a contemporary country female, and she is given by-the-book arrangements on these songs, with the choruses sometimes arriving bombastically, the better to corral the ears of radio listeners (though, with seemingly every song on country radio using the same gimmick, that doesn't seem likely). But the problem, as ever with country performers, is material. Armiger needs more individual material well tailored to her persona, and if she isn't able to write it herself, she should go looking for it.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/05/2010
Label:
Cold River
UPC:
0894227002097
catalogNumber:
209
Rank:
153780

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Katie Armiger   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Charlie Sexton   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Eric Darken   Percussion
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Dan Dugmore   Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Franklin   Steel Guitar
Kenny Greenberg   Electric Guitar
Tony Harrell   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Paul Leim   Drums
Gary Morse   Steel Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Mike Rojas   Piano
Jimmie Lee Sloas   Bass
Wanda Vick   Acoustic Guitar,Fiddle
Bruce Wallace   Background Vocals
John Willis   Acoustic Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Strings
Brannen Temple   Drums
Jeff Roach   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Howard Duck   Synthesizer,Piano,Strings,Hammond B3
Tania Hancheroff   Background Vocals
Tommy Harden   Percussion,Drums
Mike Durham   Electric Guitar
Steve King   Organ
Shanna Strassberg   Background Vocals
Kurt Allison   Guitar
Tully Kennedy   Bass
Tim Marks   Bass
Katrina Elam   Background Vocals
Chad Carlson   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Kelly Archer   Background Vocals
Rich Redmond   Percussion,Drums
Nick Buda   Drums
Stewart Duncan   Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Ilya Toshinskiy   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Mandolin
Rob McNeeley   Electric Guitar
Misi Hale   Background Vocals
David Monsy   Bass

Technical Credits

Charlie Sexton   Producer
Steve Marcantonio   Engineer
Joe Martino   Vocal Engineer
Bruce Wallace   Composer
Jonathan Yudkin   String Arrangements
Joe West   Composer
Bonnie Baker   Composer,Producer
Allen Parker   Vocal Engineer
Blair Daly   Composer,Producer
Rebecca Lynn Howard   Composer
Jim Cooley   Engineer
Rachel Proctor   Composer
Steve Blackmon   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Sarah Buxton   Composer
Katrina Elam   Composer
Chad Carlson   Producer,Engineer
Jeremy Stover   Composer
Katie Armiger   Composer
Kyle "Crush" Crushman   Engineer
Jessie James   Composer
Brian Maher   Composer
New Voice Entertainment   Producer
Lisa McCallum   Composer
Glenn Sweizer   Art Direction
Amanda Flynn   Composer

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