Kelsey Waldon brings her music back to her roots
Paducah - Several friends, family, and fans came together at the Maiden Alley Cinema in Paducah on June 12th to support Monkey’s Eyebrow native Kelsey Waldon as she promoted her first album, which is set to be released on June 24th.
The theater was packed as Waldon stood on stage and provided just a sampling of the tracks on her album The Goldmine. With her own kind of style that draws upon the greats of the past in County Music like Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, Waldon had the crowd demanding more when she finished her last set.
“High in Heels” certainly got the crowd going as some fans danced just below the stage when Waldon belted out the song that spotlights the demographic of the desperation of property. “High in heels, high on pills/ Now who in the hell is going to pay them bills?” From the very fist line, Waldon shows that the petite singer/songwriter has an edge to her and that she means business.
Waldon’s grandmother, Peggy Piper, could attest to her granddaughter being strong-willed. “If she wants something, she will accomplish it her own way and on her own time.”
This spirit shines through in “One Time Again” when Waldon sings about not allowing her man to give her any more excuses singing, “One time again, you tell me that you’re sorry/One time again, you say it’s not like you/But I know that you’ve been drinking/ And tonight your not my friend/ And I don’t think I can forget one time again.” Brett Resnick’s swift action on the pedal guitar really brings this song to life and brings fans to their feet.
Before Waldon sang the title track off of her album, “The Goldmine,” she told the crowd, “I really love country music. I have developed a passion for it.” With a little laugh she added, “I like the miserable ones.”
Waldon also sang a Loretta Lynn cover saying, “I have put in a lot of hard work and it is finally going out to the world.”
Waldon’s mother, Kelly Harris, couldn’t be happier with her daughter’s success. “I am happy. She has worked very hard for this.”
Waldon’s The Goldmine, which was produced by Michael Rinne and Anderson East at Farmland Studios in Nashville will be released next Tuesday. For more information about Waldon and read more reviews and interviews, visit kelseywaldon.com.