Outlaw Country

City Scenes: The Best New Artists Playing AmericanaFest

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

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Railbird Festival 2019: 10 Best Things We Saw

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.

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