Songwriting alumna Kelsey Waldon recently inked a record deal with John Prine’s Oh Boy Records. The independent label’s first new artist signing in 15 years, Waldon recently shared the stage with Prine at the Grand Ole Opry earlier this week upon announcing the news.
“It’s hard for me to put into words what it truly means to me to be signed to Oh Boy Records,” Waldon said. “To have someone like John, who I have looked up to my whole life, who I have set my songwriting standards after and my general music making standards after, to have someone like him endorse my music and care enough about it to make sure it reaches a wider audience… that means everything.”
In addition to signing with the label, Waldon will serve as opener on Prine’s tour beginning in July. Prine describes the singer as one of the “more authentic country voices” he’s heard.
“I am bursting with pride to have Kelsey Waldon recording for Oh Boy Records. Her music continues an important arc of traditional folk and country music,” Prine said. “I love Kelsey’s singing. Her voice is one of the more authentic country voices I’ve heard in a long time. I’m looking forward to all the shows we’ll be performing together this year.”