Georgia native Jennifer Paige scored one massive hit in 1998, the seductive pop of “Crush.” The single went to #3 in the US and topped the charts in Spain, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. Despite recording a strong debut album, she had no further hits in the States. Her promising sophomore album, Positively Somewhere, had the misfortune of coming out the week after 9/11 in 2001. She returned with a third album, Best Kept Secret in 2008, but lost both of her parents and was diagnosed with melanoma the same year. Not surprisingly, she lost the desire for music.
Now, she’s healthy and has returned with her fourth album Starflower, funded by a successful Kickstarter program. We talk what got her back on the path to music, her collaboration with Coury Palermo, and the fact that she’s been one of the voices on the successful “Nationwide is on your Side” ad campaign.