Kelsey Waldon Joins John Prine for ‘Relaxed’ Live Rendition of His Classic ‘Paradise’

Shortly after signing to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records, Kelsey Waldon went into the studio with her new label head for an easygoing, live rendition of his 1971 classic, "Paradise." In advance of her upcoming label debut, White Noise / White Lines, fans can now see the two artists' duet for themselves.

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AmericanaFest 2019: 25 Best Things We Saw

Nashville’s Kelsey Waldon has been a presence at AmericanaFest — and the Americana Scene in general — for several years running. But this year, as the newest signee to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records, Waldon finally emerged as one of the most buzzed-about artists, backing up that anticipation with a dynamite performance Wednesday night at 3rd & Lindsley and a slew of other appearances throughout the week.

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Kelsey Waldon: Flood Country

From a young age she stockpiled memories of home and has turned them into country songs as sturdy as they are rowdy, overflowing with evocative details that lend soulful specificity to what might be considered country music conventions: hard times, close families, addiction, faith, wanderlust, death.

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Watch an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Video for Kelsey Waldon's "White Noise, White Lines"

When I call up Kelsey Waldon to talk about her new record White Noise, White Lines, she’s sitting on the front porch of her home in rural Davidson County, Tenn., nestled along the Cumberland River outside Nashville. It’s less than two hours from her hometown of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Ky., (that’s the town’s real name!) where her family still resides. I hear the sound of cicadas and her voice—and absolutely nothing else.

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Kelsey Waldon's journey from slingin' beers at Nashville Palace to singin' with John Prine

“In the case of spirited Kentucky songwriter Kelsey Waldon, hard work can take you hundreds — thousands — of miles. Hard work pushed this 31-year-old storyteller from the shores of the Ohio River to clubs across the country, to the Grand Ole Opry, to Bonnaroo … and back again to the Bluegrass State.”

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(Photo: Mark Zaleski / For The Tennessean)

(Photo: Mark Zaleski / For The Tennessean)