Katie Armiger has abruptly called off her upcoming album after deciding to put her country music career on hold.

Cold River Records President Pete O’Heeron tells Country Aircheck that Armiger “has decided to take a breather and decide her next career aspirations. … It has been the thrill of a lifetime to work with her and watch her blossom into one of the best singer-songwriters of her generation. Katie is a special talent and an even better person. As a label, we love her and support her decision and we will always be her biggest fans.”

Armiger’s most recent single is “One Night Between Friends.” Her retreat from the business leaves the future of Cold River unclear, but O’Heeron assures the label will move forward.

“To our radio partners, we thank each of you for your support and friendship through the years. We hope to have an opportunity to thank each of you in person and we will be in touch very soon,” he adds. “We will have more information in the coming days about the future of the label. We have no plans for a reduction in staff. For now, we are going to take a minute to reflect on our many friends and the tremendous support the country music community has given us.”

O’Heeron tells Country Aircheck that Armiger’s projected new album has been shelved for now. Cold River will reimburse writers who entered Armiger’s Girls With Dreams songwriting contest, which was supposed to award the winner a $10,000 college scholarship and a trip to Nashville to record a song with Armiger and producer Chad Carlson.

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