The Confessions of a Nice Girl

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2010
  • Label: Cold River
  • UPC: 894227002097
  • Catalog Number: 209
  • Sales rank: 84,190

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Best Song Ever (2:30)
  2. 2 Kiss Me Now (3:10)
  3. 3 That's Why (3:58)
  4. 4 Nice Girl (2:48)
  5. 5 Cry Cry Cry (4:15)
  6. 6 Ain't Gonna Happen (3:37)
  7. 7 I Will Be (3:30)
  8. 8 Scream (3:40)
  9. 9 Ain't So Sweet (3:21)
  10. 10 Can you Handle It (3:34)
  11. 11 Leaving Home (3:29)
  12. 12 Can't Keep Myself From Loving You (3:28)
  13. 13 Strong Enough (3:42)
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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
Andrew Mendelson Mastering
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
Hank Williams Mastering
Brian Maher Composer
New Voice Entertainment Producer
Lisa McCallum Composer
Glenn Sweizer Art Direction
Amanda Flynn Composer
David Fanning Digital Editing
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    Posted May 14, 2011

    1 of the best

    Awsome, just plain awsome!!!!!!!

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