Paige King Johnson Reaches #29 with “Water Down The Whiskey” On Music Row Chart
Nashville-based singer / songwriter Paige King Johnson just hit her first milestone enroute to stardom with the announcement that her debut single “Water Down The Whiskey” reached #29 on the Music Row Chart. The song is the North Carolina native’s reflective tribute to her classic country roots, mixed with her own modern edge to songwriting and the art of storytelling. After releasing the music video, which premiered with Center Stage Magazine, Paige has continued to gain momentum across the country leaving fans thirsting to hear more of “Water Down The Whiskey.”
“When I released this song, I had high hopes of it connecting with people,” says Johnson. “It was my first release to country radio and I never expected such great support from so many people. To meet folks from all over the United States who are requesting “Water Down The Whiskey” on their local radio stations absolutely blows my mind!”
Johnson recently performed live on Today In Nashville and at The Local in Nashville during a groundbreaking live showcase during the 2020 Country Radio Seminar (CRS). Along with maintaining a busy touring schedule, Paige will be hosting her first annual, Country Yard Party in Angier, North Carolina on May 16. She will also be appearing at the 4th Annual Music For Wishes concert in Somerset, Kentucky later this fall benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The recent Belmont University graduate is ready to spread her wings and chart new territory with grit and honesty. Her new single channels the sensitivity of Kacey Musgraves while dishing out the unapologetic nerve of Miranda Lambert. Johnson’s confident ownership of her craft is a direct result of the compelling female staples she grew up on—females who have at times strayed from the mainstream path to boldly carve their own. With a heartfelt conviction to write genuine songs she can be proud of for years to come, Johnson is ready to go down any path that calls her name – as long as she can walk it in her favorite pair of boots.
To view Johnson’s appearance on Today In Nashville visit here.
To stream/Download/Purchase “Water Down The Whiskey” visit here.
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About Paige King Johnson:
Born in a quiet North Carolina town just 22 miles south of Raleigh, as a young 9-year-old girl, Paige King Johnson spent her summers under the crepe myrtles imitating the styles of Loretta, Patsy, Waylon, and Merle. Having a grandpa as her biggest fan also meant receiving the gift of her first guitar – a baby Taylor – and enrolling in lessons. After her grandpa passed, the bright-eyed dreamer carried on his memory by taking her newfound discovery to local fairs, festivals, and any other stage she was allowed to stand on. As she grew older, Johnson added “opening act” to her resume, supporting chart topping artists like Scotty McCreery, Neal McCoy, Luke Pell, and James Otto. And with high school graduation came the realization that this was more than a hobby. The Angier native traded in horse pastures and back roads for the bright lights of Music City in 2015. Upon starting school at Belmont University for Music Business, Johnson honed in on the magic that had heavily influenced her as a child: the art of storytelling through songwriting.
The famous Bluebird Café was just one of many writers’ circuits around Nashville that provided a safe space for Johnson to meet other writers, try out new tunes, and get feedback. In return, Johnson began captivating audiences with her down-home stage presence, cut straight to the bone stories and raw country voice, reminiscent of the classic country era. In the last four years, Johnson has traveled back and forth between Nashville and the Carolinas, playing shows like the North Carolina State Fair and running her dinner theater, Country on the Outskirts of Town, that she founded in high school. Johnson’s quarterly show provides an atmosphere for locals to enjoy Southern cooking, fellowship with friends, and the sounds of classic and current country music with some gospel thrown in. A three-time Carolina Music Awards Nominee for Best Country Female Artist, Johnson’s devoted homegrown fan base continues to expand farther than just her backyard.