Eric Church’s longtime backup singer, Joanna Cotten, has decided to leave the band to embark on a solo career.
The singer took to social media to share the news with friends and fans saying, “It was my intention to return, but God has other plans.”
"I also want you all to know that your energy carried me through so many shows with Eric. What a run we had. I am so grateful for the stages I sang on with him & the people I met along the way."
Cotten didn’t say when she would return, but her energy will be missed. Originally she was signed to Warner Bros. but never put out an album.