Joanna Cotten leaves Eric Church’s group to embark on a new adventure: “What A Run We Had”
Powerful singer Joanna Cotten made the decision to leave Eric Church’s band.
On Sunday night (July 31), Cotten took to social media to reveal she won’t be hitting the road again with Church.
“Hello, friends and fans. I want you all to know that I have made the decision to take some time off after the Gather Again Tour to focus on writing new songs and having some time off and recuperating. “Cotten wrote.
She went on to explain that she originally planned to join the tour after taking a break from the road, however, her plan did not materialize.
“I intended to come back, but God has other plans. I want you all to know that your energy carried me through so many shows with Eric. What a race we had,” she wrote. “I’m so grateful for the stages I sang with him on and the people I met along the way. I look forward to new solo music and adventures on the horizon. I love you guys and I’ll see you on the road before you know it!”
For nearly a decade, Joanna Cotten has brought her haunting voice to Church’s live show and some of her recorded music.
Cotten first started appearing prominently in 2013 when Church released the live music video for “Over When It’s Over”.
In 2017, Church introduced Cotten to a national audience when she joined him on stage to perform “Chattanooga Lucy” at the 51st annual CMA Awards, marking her first performance alongside the North Carolina native.
Cotten, who was born in Memphis and raised in Arkansas, is an artist in her own right. According to The Boot, she attended the Juilliard Conservatory in New York, but eventually left to pursue her music in Nashville.
Cotten was previously signed with Warner Bros. and had over 20 songs recorded for a debut project, however, which was never released. She left the label in 2007 after her single “The Prize” failed to top No. 60 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
His website describes his music as “Funkabilly music”, which is “his own special blend of blues, funk and country genres unlike anything else”.
Fans can follow Joanna Cotten by following her on Instagram and Facebook.
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