Vibrant, energetic and dynamic are words that have been used to describe Paige Rutledge. Growing up in Oakville, Ontario, Paige was raised on country music. When Paige was nine, her grandfather who was her biggest influence, passed away and Paige sang at the funeral. It was in that moment Paige recognized that music can connect people and knew she wanted to make music for the rest of her life.
Paige began playing at local restaurants and any venue that would take her. “I remember my parents would have to come with me to all of the bar gigs because I was way too young to be in a bar by myself” recalls Paige. Some of Paige’s performance highlights include main stage at Toronto Ribfest and Muskoka Ribfest, emerging artist showcase winner at Canada’s Largest Ribfest in Burlington, top 20 at Magna’s Hoedown Showdown, showcases in collaboration with the CMAO, Winterfolk Music Festival, Hillside Inside Festival, HarmoniaFest and the preliminary winner at The Next Country Music Star in partnership with The Havelock Country Jamboree (semi-finals postponed due to pandemic). Paige has performed all across Canada and in Nashville.
As a songwriter, Paige values the authenticity in country music and writes music that everyone can find a version of their truth in. “I want my songs to be relatable to my listeners and have everyone find a piece of them in it” says Paige. Releasing her first single at 16, Paige has learnt a lot along the way and has used this past year to really solidify her artistry. Paige’s recent releases include: Take Me Back to Tiki (October 2020), Broken Record (May 2021), Sunshine Sunday (August 2021), Good at Missing You (April 2022).
Paige is one of Ontario’s most exciting upcoming country artists. Paige was recognized in the number two spot of “21 Artists to Watch in 2022” from Soundcheck Entertainment. Paige has a fully booked 2022 with multiple releases lined up as well as many shows and festivals booked all throughout the year.