Ava Paige, Guitar, Ukulele, Singer, Songwriter: 16-year-old country music artist, Ava Paige, is a 2021 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Champion. Named Best Singer/Songwriter by the 2019 Nashville Scene Reader’s Poll, Ava has established herself in Nashville as a go-to-songwriter and collaborator. Co-writing with established singer/songwriters Steve Dean (Oak Ridge Boys, Alabama), Drake White (Livin’ the Dream), and Terri Jo Box (Ashley McBryde), Ava has been embraced for her youthful perspective and intuitive emotional intelligence. Playing live shows at iconic venues such as The Listening Room and The Bluebird Café since she was 13, Ava has grown into the patina of an established performer. But with her music career in the fast lane, Paige was delivered a blow just before her 15th birthday. She was diagnosed with leukemia. Gigs and songwriting were replaced by hospital stays and chemo. During her many days in hospital, Ava took respite in guitar and songwriting. Once she reached remission, Ava was determined to pay it forward by forming her own charity, Pick’n and Kick’n Cancer with Ava, helping other kids with cancer. Though she continues to undergo treatment for leukemia, she remains active in her music career.