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
The Nashville country vocalist has been making waves around the festival circuit in recent months, especially since signing with John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in May. A Kentucky native, Waldon is a dizzying blend of hearty downhome honky-tonk and devil-may-care folk stylings. At Railbird, she brought all of her influences to the stage, offering an early preview of her upcoming October album White Noise/White Lines.