Paige Keiner is a pop artist located in Nashville, TN. Growing up in Orlando, FL, Paige found her musical style by listening to everything from the rock legends her dad played for her on vinyl to the pop powerhouses she heard on the radio. Over time, she discovered her own musical tastes, which included artists and genres from all over the music spectrum. By absorbing the music of her favorite pop artists such as Sia, Lady Gaga, and Jon Bellion, and rock/alternative bands like Paramore, Keane, and Foster the People, Paige developed a unique sound she likes to call "edgy pop" and recorded her most recent project in that vein in 2018. Since then she has released 6 new singles and amassed over 3 million music video views -- and there’s still more music on the way.
Working and writing with Nashville-based songwriting greats like four time Grammy nominee and multiple Dove Award winner Margaret Becker, Paul Jefferson (Aaron Tippin, Keith Urban), Jonathan Crone, Tom Michael, Britton Cameron (Jon Pardi, Don Williams, Steel Magnolia) and Doug Kahan (Trick Pony, Clay Walker, Jon Pardi), Paige has honed in on a sound that reflects a deeper personal artistry, blending organic instruments like guitar and piano with electronic elements to create a dynamic alt-pop hybrid vibe.
“I have pretty varied tastes in music and will listen to and absorb influences from a wide array of artists and styles,” says the 23-year-old Orlando native, who has been performing with her own bands since she was 15 and is now a full-time solo artist and songwriter in Nashville, TN.
“I wanted to make a pop project that people could relate to but also include some out-of-the-box elements to make the sound more compelling. I started with instruments that I have recorded with extensively in the past, like acoustic guitar, live drums and piano. I like how we’ve integrated those into the tracks. You’ll be listening to a song that’s mainly electronic, but then it goes into an acoustic guitar breakdown to create something totally unique you don’t expect. The sound on these new recordings is the culmination of the past eight years, during which time I have explored many different sonic textures and styles in an effort to figure out who I truly want to be as an artist.”
That fascinating search for her true musical identity resulted in Paige, while still in high school, releasing her debut album Throne, which earned notable attention and landed her a consideration for a 2015 Grammy nomination. She won silver medals for new artist and female vocalist in 2015 at the Global Music Awards (GMA), an international award competition. Throughout 2016, she explored everything from piano, acoustic guitar and electronica-based music with six single track releases, including “Pixels,” “Saturday,” “September” and “Except for You,” which was a 2016 finalist at the John Lennon Songwriting competition. She also played notable stages throughout Florida, including the Abbey, the Hollywood Hardrock Cafe, and the Florida Music Festival.
Beyond her multi-faceted pop recordings, Paige is a true musical Renaissance woman. While attending college in Charlottesville, Virginia, she fronted and played rhythm guitar in a punk band (with three male musicians), performing high-energy covers of classics by artists like Blink-182, Green Day and Good Charlotte. She was also the music director for an a capella group and a member of a 90-person classical choir, all while continuing to write and pursue her own pop artistry. Singing everything from classical and a cappella to pop punk not only provided exciting performance platforms, but also deepened and enhanced her understanding of vocal harmonies and what her voice is capable of, both melodically and rhythmically.
Having moved to Nashville in May of 2019, Paige feels that she is at the start of an entirely new chapter in her music career. After only one year in Music City, the pop artist has played countless venues, including a full-band set at the iconic Elliston Place club The End, co-written upwards of 100 songs with Nashville songwriters, and had two of those songs recorded by other artists (to be released in late 2020). She has also released three singles, “Sleep Don’t Dream,” “You Didn’t,” and “Sip (Latin Remix),” the last of which earned her the Grand Prize in the Latin category of the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting Contest. With a brand new single, “Inside My Mind,” dropping on September 25th, 2020, and more music coming in 2021, Paige Keiner is definitely an artist to watch this year and beyond.