Kelsey Waldon has seen her wildest dreams fulfilled in 2019, as she's played both the Grand Ole Opry and Bonnaroo with John Prine — and signed to Prine's Oh Boy! record label. In fact, she's the label's first new signing in 15 years. Waldon has a Kentucky sensibility and an old-school country voice and vibe, bringing refreshing earthiness to her label debut, White Noise/White Lines, which comes out later this year. —Jessie Scott
Kelsey Waldon, “Sunday’s Children”
Signed to John Prine’s label after years of independence, Kelsey Waldon shines a light on the dangers of closed-minded religious fanaticism with this groove-driven track. Released on the upcoming White Noise/White Lines, “Sunday’s Children” is dark and foreboding, led by a minor-key bass pattern and psychedelic pedal steel.