New Music From Kelsey Waldon

Kelsey Waldon began her version eight years ago when she left Barlow, Kentucky, and set up shop just west of Antioch, working 40 hours a week at a Target while paying her dues at local venues like The 5 Spot and Music City Bar & Grill. 

Two albums later, she’s now steadying for the release of her third, White Noise/White Lines, which will arrive October 4th via John Prine’s Oh Boy Records. Waldon, who befriended Prine in 2018, is the first artist the label has signed in 15 years. The new LP, which she co-produced with Dan Knobler (Rodney Crowell, Lake Street Dive), pulled inspiration from both her Kentucky roots and the three intense years since her 2016 album, I’ve Got a Way, raised her profile along with 2014’s The Goldmine.

Nashville Lifestyles caught up with Kelsey Waldon ahead of Friday’s release.

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At Work: Kelsey Waldon

Ready for Prine Time

With a new album prepped and ready, Kelsey Waldon was perfectly content issuing her third LP in the same fashion as her previous two—through her own independent label. The Kentucky native’s 2014 debut quickly stirred critics, raising her profile from Nashville upstart to a nationally recognized, fresh-face archetype of authentic country music. Her 2016 follow-up, I’ve Got a Way, landed on several “best of” lists, drawing the attention of a couple of high-profile fans who personally confessed their affection for her work—songwriting legend John Prine and his wife, Fiona.

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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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