About Kelsey Rae

Raised in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, and currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, Kelsey Rae brings Country gold back to life with her resonant nostalgic voice. Singing with a clear lonesome vibrato, she portrays stories of tragedy, love, and disillusionment in her original tunes. She also pulls from an expansive catalog of classic numbers, and has been a resident performer at several of Nashville’s famed venues such as American Legion Post 82, Layla’s Honky Tonk, and The Nashville Palace.

 

An emerging voice of the Roots music scene, Kelsey Rae’s old-soul sound combines a reverence for Country music with tinges of Bluegrass, Gospel, and the Appalachian Folk music she grew up on. Her performances are uncompromisingly genuine, and display an innate ability to reach the core of human emotion with honest-to-goodness jaw-droppingly good vocals, and thoughtful musical sensitivity.

 

See Kelsey Rae live:

Stay tuned for some upcoming performances!

 

August Under the Stars at Allandale Mansion, Kingsport, TN, August 2022

Radio Bristol's Farm and Fun Time, July 2019

Video of Kelsey Rae, Martha Spencer, Lillie Mae singing Carter Family tune, "I Never Will Marry"

Kelsey Rae 2018 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion

Kelsey Rae at Layla's Honky Tonk in Nashville

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion 2021 at the Country Mural Stage

Album Cover

Album Cover

Original songs by Kelsey Rae

The Bluebird

The Bluebird

Kelsey Rae

Kelsey Rae