Country music lives on. The young 32-year old, Margo Price, bears the soul of her music in a genuine and honest way that can only be compared to the greats: Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard & Emmylou Harris. This is definitely in part due to her gift in songwriting, but it seems that Price has already lived a life that puts her ahead of her years.
At the age of 20, Price abandoned the idea of college to move to Nashville. She began playing there and a lot of this tale is recounted on her debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, as she sings “But the men they brought me problems/And the drinking caused me grief… But my first born died and I cried out to God/ Is there anybody out there looking down at me at all?”. This 11-song masterpiece carries a classic country twang & train, but delivers emotionally personal memoirs from Price. She recounts her night in prison, dives into classic 60’s influenced country, and breaks your heart with a sweet lullaby like, “World’s Greatest Loser”. It’s an album to keep in your collection forever.
After some of her trials have now past, it seems like the skies finally opened up for Price. Her debut album, recorded at the legendary Sun Studios, was picked up by Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records. It’s attracting quite the positive buzz in the music world and Margo is touring hard and being sure to make important stops along the way, like her recent performance on Saturday Night Live.
We were so lucky to have Margo drop by Studio 1A before her performance at Stubb’s BBQ alongside Old Crow Medicine Show. If you missed her, be sure to catch her in the links below!