Grab your drinking buddies as the new single is out now
“Paige is a dynamic artist who engages the audience when she performs live. Her original songs are very well-written and catchy. She has a star quality and she’s just getting started.” Dave Woods
In the Country with Dave Woods
“Paige is the sunshine of country music, always bringing her infectious energy to her original music and to the stage!” Nicole Rayy.
Today, Ontario country singer / songwriter, Paige Rutledge releases her latest single “Drinking Alone” to streaming platforms everywhere.
Drinking Alone takes the concept of a classic country drinking song and adds a contemporary twist. I met my two co-writers, Spencer Jordan and Jack Book, by accident one night at Red Door in Nashville. We ended up chatting at the bar and decided to bounce around listening to live music all night, and at the end of the night decided to write the next day. It was very spontaneous how Drinking Alone was born.
We wanted to write a drinking song that everybody can relate to and just feels good while listening to it. We started talking about our favourite bars and how certain places just create a sense of home and through that conversation, we were able to find unique melodies and captivating lyrics to tell the story of going out to your local bar where everybody knows everybody in a modern way.
In the recording process, we wanted to take a more pop country approach. We experimented with more electronic and pop elements while still keeping a country feel in the production. It was very important to use that while we pushed a more pop country song, that it still had country influences so that both country music lovers and pop music lovers could find elements of the song that resonated with them.
It’s funny how this song came to be by just having a friendly conversation at the bar, to creating new friends- directly reflecting the lyrics and concept of the song.
More testimonials about Paige:
“I’ve been following Paige’s career for a few years now and after seeing her perform at the 2021 Harmoniafest I asked her to join the lineup for our 2022 SCE Summer Jam as a co-headliner. There was some risk in this decision but when the event came Paige owned the stage and showed that she was more than ready to take the lead in a headlining role! Easy one of the best live artist’s I’ve seen in a long time.” Hendrik Pape – Sound Check Entertainment
“Paige Rutledge is a true performer! She owns the stage, engages with the audience and can put on a show. The 24 year old isn’t afraid of the spotlight, in fact, she is the spotlight. Everywhere she goes, every stage she takes, she’s makes it her own. If you ever have the chance to watch her perform, do it!!” Celine Trimarchi – Country with Celine
“Paige Rutledge brings a warm energy, and excellent vocal capability to any stage. Keep your eyes on this emerging artist” Jenna Weishar Front Porch Music
“When she takes me BACK TO TIKI on a SUNSHINE SUNDAY, Paige Rutledge never sounds like a BROKEN RECORD with her amazing vocals.” Greg Gillis
About Paige Rutledge
Vibrant, energetic, and dynamic are words that have been used to describe Paige Rutledge.
Paige was introduced to country music at a very young age. When Paige was nine, her grandfather passed away and Paige sang at his funeral. It was in that moment that Paige recognized music can connect people and knew she wanted to make music for the rest of her life.
Paige began playing at local bars in her hometown at age sixteen. As of 2022, Paige has performed across Ontario and made her Nashville debut at Layla’s Honky Tonk on Broadway in February 2022. Some of Paige’s performance highlights include showcases in collaboration with the CMAO, being the preliminary winner at The Next Country Music Star in partnership with The Havelock Country Jamboree (semi-finals postponed due to the pandemic), HarmoniaFest, The Blue Jay Sessions at the 2021 Canadian Country Music awards and recently made her Eastern Ontario debut headlining Sound Check Entertainment’s Summer Jam in Brockville.
Paige values authenticity in country music and writes music that everyone can find their place in. She has connected with fans all over the world streaming her music and has had success with CBC Country on Sirius XM spinning her May 2021 release, Broken Record.
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 Sound Check Entertainment.
With a fully booked 2022, Paige is touring all across Ontario and in the Fall, making her Western Canada debut in Calgary at the Canadian Country Music Awards.