In This Episode 

Ava Paige is country music’s 16-year-old rising star who is wise beyond her years. A cancer diagnosis opened her young eyes to hardship, the importance of family (including those you choose), and the power of hope.

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In this episode, Ava covers:

— How her single “Hope Comes In” took on a surprise meaning
— The influence cancer has had on her relationship with music and songwriting
— Appearing on “The Talk” with Marie Osmond and what they have in common
— Her favorite cosmic obsession
— The one life goal she’d like to achieve — and it’s a winner! 

And, of course, Ava’s answers to The Shakedown!

Show Notes


Guest: Ava Paige
“Hope Comes In” songwriters Ava Paige | Jeffrey Joseph East | Robert B. Simpson 
Host:  Thea wood
Produced and edited by: Thea Wood 
Social Media coordinator: Eleanor Bush
Intern: Yaritza Torres
Theme music: Pond5

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Guest Links

Ava Paige Website


“When Hope Comes In” lyric video original song.

“Bluebird” Miranda Lambert cover

If you like Ava Paige, listen to our chat with Kendal Conrad!

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