Starting the year with the release of her acclaimed album Strays, which Sunday Times Culture called “Astounding” in their 4* Album Of The Week review and NME stating “it’s sonically brave and lyrically obstinate, a rare delight that stands out from its counterparts,” in a glowing 4* review, Margo Price released the album’s second part to critical acclaim in October.
Like Strays and its many “stoic pearls of wisdom” (Pitchfork), Strays II reveals more of what makes Margo Price so “unstoppable, unsinkable, uninhibited” (The New York Times). Surmounting loss, trauma, substance abuse, demons of self-worth and more, the songs of Strays have cemented her place as a singular storyteller, with so much to say but nothing to prove. Since the album’s release, Price has earned nominations for Artist of The Year, Album of The Year and Song of The Year (‘Change of Heart’) at the Americana Honours & Awards, tying for the most nominations of any single artist in 2023.
On her new album No Regular Dog, singer/songwriter/guitarist Kelsey Waldon shares a gritty and glorious portrait of living in devotion to your deepest dreams: the brutal self-doubt and unending sacrifice, hard-won wisdom and sudden moments of unimaginable transcendence. Revealing her supreme gift for spinning harsh truths into songs that soothe and brighten the soul, the Kentucky-bred artist names classic country artists like Loretta Lynn, George Jones, and Merle Haggard among her early influences.