Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983) is an American country singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has called her "country's next star." Her debut solo album "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" was released on Third Man Records on March 25, 2016. The album was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days. On tour, she is backed by her band the Pricetags.
In December 2018, Price received a nomination for Best New Artist at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Nash Country Daily | by Jason Simanek | November 9, 2016
Margo Price’s «Hands of Time» Music Video Is a Love Letter to Aledo, Illinois
Margo Price seemed to have come out of nowhere earlier this year with her fully formed retro-sounding album, "Midwest Farmer’s Daughter".
Released on March 25 by Third Man Records - rocker Jack White’s label - the album reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is highly regarded by music critics and fans of a more traditional country sound.
Throughout the year, Margo could be seen performing on the The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and other late night TV shows, including Saturday Night Live. In September, Margo was named the New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards.
The week after that she performed “Two More Bottles of Wine” with the legendary Emmylou Harris as well as her own set at Skyville Live. In October, she was included in CMT’s 2016 Next Women of Country - a campaign to bring awareness to inspiring female vocalists in country music.
To create her latest music video for “Hands of Time,” Margo went back to Aledo, Ill., the Midwest town where she went to high school. Some folks might think "Aledo" meets the criteria for being considered “nowhere,” but this very personal video suggests it is a special somewhere for Margo and her family.
According to Margo, the music video was shot “entirely on 16 millimeter film.” The use of a film camera certainly explains why the whole thing looks like a long-lost documentary from the ’70s or ’80s, with fuzzy footage of Margo, her husband and son around town, at a rodeo, a carnival and out amidst livestock and farmland in the Illinois countryside.
Nash Country Daily | by Jason Simanek | July 15, 2016
Watch Margo Price's Stylish and Defiant «Four Years of Chances»
Anyone who has been watching Margo Price perform this year - either in person or online - knows that she tends to step to the mic with a distinct and classic look. Last night (July 14) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Margo continued that trend with a modern twist.
Margo and her band, the Price Tags, delivered a steady and confident rendition of «Four Years of Chances» from her album "Midwest Farmer's Daughter". The bold look and determined performance matched the song's story of defiance and self-reliance.
Background information From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Price grew up in the small town of Aledo, Illinois, where she played piano and sang in church choir before studying dance and theater at Northern Illinois University. She dropped out of school in 2003, at age 20, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
In Nashville, Price worked a number of jobs including waiting tables, installing and removing residential siding, and teaching children dance at a YMCA. Price and her husband, guitarist Jeremy Ivey, were part of Secret Handshake, a band that only played political songs before she and Ivey started Buffalo Clover and later formed Margo and the Pricetags, which she says was "supposed to be a supergroup." Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Vaughan, longtime guitarist in Marty Stuart's band, have both been in the lineup at various times.
Price has been described by Rolling Stone Country as "a fixture of the East Nashville music community," and appeared on that publication's list of Country Artists You Need to Know in 2014. Fellow Nashville musician Aaron Lee Tasjan calls her "a singular and vital part of this scene, as a thing unto herself." In 2015, she provided backing vocals to the song "Prohibition Rose" from "The Limestone Kid" album by Parker McCollum.
On April 9, 2016, Price was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. On 17 May 2016, she made her UK television debut on Later... with Jools Holland. In addition to her appearance on UK television, her tracks have appeared on shows on BBC Radio 6Music, notably with Steve Lamacq. On October 6, 2016, she appeared on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. On 16 November 2016, she appeared on Charlie Rose, performing "All American Made" (a Buffalo Clover song), and "Hands of Time" from 'Midwest Farmer's Daughter'.
Price has proven to be popular in the UK, with her album reaching number 1 on the UK Country Album chart, embarking on UK tours in 2016 and 2017, performing on Later... with Jools Holland and at the prestigious Glastonbury Festival as well as garnering 3 nominations from the UK Americana Awards. She performed as part of the C2C: Country to Country festival in 2018.
On July 27, 2017, Price released a four-track EP titled "Weakness", followed by her second full-length album "All American Made" on October 20, 2017.
Nashville Scene noted that she often writes about "life's cruel twists and unjust turns" and that "her matter-of-factness conveys an enduring humility." In an interview with Aquarium Drunkard, Price admitted that "for a very long time, I didn't want to be a white girl, I wanted to be a soul singer", listing James Brown and Etta James as particular favourites.
(Photo: Margo with Cam, r)
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