Kelsey Waldon

Part of Buddy Miller's Cavalcade of Stars

Rolling Stone described Kelsey Waldon’s self-released debut, The Goldmine, as “Tammy Wynette on a trip to Whiskeytown.” A few years later, she became the first new artist signed to John Prine’s Oh Boy Records in 15 years when Prine invited her to join — onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. Her 2019 Oh Boy debut, White Noise / White Lines, included the single “Kentucky, 1988,” which later topped Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country and Americana Songs of 2019 list. Her most recent release, No Regular Dog, finds her in a deeply introspective state of mind. “I’ve always used songwriting as a way to process the world around me and also process my own thoughts and feelings,” she says. “If I didn’t have the ability to put all that down on paper, I think I’d be pretty lost today.”