Golden Rings

Paige King Johnson

Just south of Raleigh there is a small town with more steeples than stoplights and more pastures than highways. Angier, North Carolina is that small town that gave country artist Paige King Johnson a stage to sing Loretta Lynn’s, “You Ain’t Woman Enough to Take My Man,” at the age of 12. Paige has begun to find her groove in Nashville, 4 years in -- leaning on a new community, singing on bigger stages but never fully leaving behind the girl from the Benson Classic Country Showcase. She was 9 years old when she picked up guitar lessons and soon fell into a rhythm of performing regularly around North Carolina. Whether it was for her friends and family at church, professional sporting events, festivals, county fairs, writers rounds or showcases, Paige has certainly proved herself as an entertainer. Some of Paige’s most memorable moments were when she shared stages with country artists such as Scotty McCreery, James Otto and Luke Pell, or when she was nominated as Best Country Female in the Carolina Music Awards in both 2017 & 2018. Her current single, “Water Down The Whiskey” is reflective of her classic country roots, while still inviting new sounds to shape her songs. Paige has always admired artists who have strayed from the mainstream path, like Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves -- strong female staples in country music. Women who have been unapologetic for the songs they sing, while still paying homage to the classic country music they were raised on. Paige’s career is on a similar path -- holding Angier close to her, while writing a new chapter in Nashville.

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