Margo Price

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Margo Price
Price performing in 2018
Background information
Birth nameMargo Rae Price[1]
Born (1983-04-15) April 15, 1983 (age 40)[2][3]
Aledo, Illinois, United States[4]
OriginNashville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • record producer
  • author
  • Vocals
  • acoustic guitar
  • piano
  • drums
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Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983)[1][2][3] is an American country singer-songwriter, producer, and author based in Nashville. The Fader called her "country's next star."[7] Her debut solo album Midwest Farmer's Daughter was released on Third Man Records on March 25, 2016.[8][9] The album was recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days.[10] 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.[11]


Price grew up in the small town of Aledo, Illinois where she played piano and sang in a church choir before studying dance and theater at Northern Illinois University.[12][13]

In Nashville, Price worked several jobs, including waiting tables, installing and removing residential siding, and teaching children to dance at a YMCA.[14] 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."[12] recording artist Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Vaughan, longtime guitarist in Marty Stuart's band, have both been in the lineup at various times.[12]

Rolling Stone Country described Price as "a fixture of the East Nashville music community,"[8] and appeared on that publication's list of Country Artists You Need to Know in 2014.[15] Fellow Nashville musician Aaron Lee Tasjan calls her "a singular and vital part of this scene, as a thing unto herself."[14]

On April 9, 2016, Price was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live.[16] On May 17, 2016, she made her UK television debut on Later... with Jools Holland.[17] In addition to her appearance on UK television, her tracks have appeared on shows on BBC Radio 6 Music, notably with Steve Lamacq.[18] On October 6, 2016, she appeared on Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. On November 16, 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 Albums Chart, embarking on UK tours in 2016 and 2017, performing on Later... with Jools Holland and at the Glastonbury Festival[19] as well as garnering three nominations from the UK Americana Awards.[20] She performed as part of the C2C: Country to Country festival in 2018.

In her concerts, Price plays acoustic guitar and electric guitar and sings. In addition there is a second drum kit on stage, and as part of a coda for one or another of her songs, she plays those drums for a several-minute jam with the rest of the band.[21] On July 27, 2017, Price released a four-track EP titled Weakness,[22] followed by her second album, All American Made, on October 20, 2017. On July 10, 2020, she released her third album, That's How Rumors Get Started.[6]

On April 8, 2021, it was announced that Price had joined the board of directors for Farm Aid, along with Willie Nelson's wife Annie.[23] On October 4, 2022, Margo released her first memoir, Maybe We’ll Make It: A Memoir, published by University of Texas Press.[24] Her fourth album, Strays, was issued in January 2023.[25]


Price cites Janis Joplin, Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Dolly Parton as significant influences.[12] Her voice has also been compared to those of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.[26] Price's great-uncle, Bobby Fischer, was a songwriter for George Jones, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride, and Reba McEntire.[14] 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."[14]

Personal life[edit]

Price is married to Jeremy Ivey, who plays guitar in her band. In 2010, Price gave birth to twin boys, one of whom died shortly after birth. On June 4, 2019, Price had their third child, a girl.[27]


Awards and nominations[edit]

Accolades for Margo Price
Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2017 UK Americana Awards[29] International Album of the Year Midwest Farmer's Daughter Nominated
International Song of the Year "Hands of Time" Won
International Artist of the Year Margo Price Nominated
American Music Prize[30] Best Debut Album Midwest Farmer's Daughter Won
Americana Music Honors & Awards[31][32] Artist of the Year Margo Price Nominated
2018 Album of the Year All American Made Nominated
Song of the Year "A Little Pain" Won


  1. ^ a b Russin-McFarland, Nicole (October 1, 2014). "Margo Rae Price goes back to her roots". The Comeback. Archived from the original on March 27, 2016. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (April 15, 2013). "30 goin on 16" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2016 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (April 15, 2011). "Secret WEEN show on my birthday!!!! Shhhhhhhhh.... $12" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2016 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Doyle, Patrick Rising Country Star Margo Price on Why She Feels 'Like One of the Men' Rolling Stone. March 17, 2016
  5. ^ "Aquarium Drunkard » Margo Price :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview". October 16, 2017. Retrieved November 20, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Willman, Chris (July 10, 2020). "Margo Price's 'That's How Rumors Get Started': Album Review". Variety. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Cooper, Duncan. "Country's Next Star, Margo Price, Debuts "Hurtin' on the Bottle"". The Fader. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Hudak, Joseph. "Margo Price to Release Debut Album on Jack White's Third Man Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Cooper, Duncan (March 25, 2016). "Meet Margo Price, Your New Favorite Nashville Badass". The Fader. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees List". December 7, 2018. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  12. ^ a b c d Thompson, Lindsey (May 3, 2014). "Margo Price – All American Made". Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  13. ^ "Episode 750 – Margo Price". October 13, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  14. ^ a b c d Anderson, Skip. "Neo-country badass Margo Price's dogged resiliency leads her back to Jack White". Nashville Scene. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  15. ^ Moss, Marissa R. "10 New Artists You Need to Know: Fall 2014". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  16. ^ Hancock, Amanda (April 8, 2016). "Aledo native Margo Price is musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  17. ^ Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (May 10, 2016). "Can't believe I'll be making my UK TV debut next week on @BBCLater and sharing the stage with @IggyPop! Tune in 5/17" (Tweet). Retrieved May 20, 2016 – via Twitter.
  18. ^ "Margo Price's debut album is a '9/10' on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable, BBC 6 Music". May 12, 2016. Archived from the original on May 12, 2016. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  19. ^ Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (June 23, 2017). "Made it across the pond! We're on Park Stage @GlastoFest today at 1:30pm. Excited to be back in the U.K. & Europe!…" (Tweet). Retrieved October 20, 2017 – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "UK Americana Awards Nominations Announced". November 15, 2016. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  21. ^ "Watch Margo Price Slay a Four-Minute Drum Part (While Six-Months Pregnant) on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'". February 6, 2019.
  22. ^ Horn, Rachel (July 27, 2017). "Margo Price Explains Her New EP, 'Weakness,' Track By Track". Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  23. ^ "Margo Price and Annie Nelson Join Farm Aid Board of Directors". Rolling Stone.
  24. ^ "Country star Margo Price on her memoir: 'My editor said whiskey is basically a character'". The Guardian.
  25. ^ "Margo Price – Strays Album Reviews, Songs & More". AllMusic. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  26. ^ Hudak, Joseph. "Rising Artist Margo Price Recalls Classic Country in New Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
  27. ^ Hermanson, Wendy (June 7, 2019). "Margo Price Welcomes Baby Girl". Taste of Country. Retrieved July 20, 2020.
  28. ^ "Margo Price Albums and Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved February 13, 2023.
  29. ^ "UK Americana Awards 2017 winners announced". February 4, 2017. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  30. ^ "Margo Price Wins American Music Prize – Pitchfork". March 8, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  31. ^ Stefano, Angela (May 9, 2017). "2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees — Full List". The Boot. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
  32. ^ "Americana Announces 2018 Honors & Awards Nominees |". May 14, 2018. Retrieved June 19, 2019.

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