One of The Boot's 2018 Artists to Watch, Ruston Kelly, has signed on with Rounder Records. Home to artists including Chris Stapleton's former band the SteelDrivers and Jack Ingram, Rounder Records' roster also includes legendary musicians such as Bela Fleck and Noam Pikelny.

Kelly, who is married to Kacey Musgraves, has written songs that have been recorded by big country stars including Tim McGraw and the Josh Abbott Band. His debut album, 2017's Halloween, made him an up-and-coming force to be reckoned with, and caught the attention of major record labels, including Rounder.

"I have followed Kelly's career for years, and I believe he is the best rising singer-songwriter in Nashville," Rounder Records President John Strohm says in a press release. "We at Rounder are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work with him."

In addition to his new record deal with Rounder Records, Kelly has also signed with Bruce Kalmick at Triple 8 Management for representation.

Kelly is planning to release his debut album with Rounder later this year. He recently released a music video for his latest single, "1,000 Graves," and will be on tour with Brian Fallon & the Howling Weather in March and April.

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