Price at stage in Oslo in 2017
|Birth name||Margo Rae Price|
April 15, 1983 (age 35) |
Aledo, Illinois, United States
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Genres||Country, Americana, outlaw country, country-soul|
|Instruments||Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums|
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.
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.
Price cites Janis Joplin, Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton as major influences. Her voice has also been compared to those of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette. Price's great-uncle, Bobby Fischer, was a songwriter for George Jones, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and Reba McEntire. 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. She also added that Bob Dylan is her favourite songwriter and talked about how political songs influenced her.
|Title||Details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|Midwest Farmer's Daughter||
|All American Made||
|Live At Rough Trade East||
|2015||"Hurtin' (On the Bottle)"||Midwest Farmer's Daughter|
|2016||"Hands of Time"|
|2017||"A Little Pain"||All American Made|
|2016||"Hurtin' (On the Bottle)"||Will Holland & Ryan Kendrick|
|"Hands of Time"||Ben Chapell|
With Buffalo Clover
- Pick Your Poison (2010)
- Low Down Time (2011)
- Test Your Love (2013)
Awards and nominations
|2016||Americana Music Honors & Awards||Emerging Artist of the Year||Margo Price||Won|
|Americana Music Honors & Awards||Song of the Year||"Hands of Time"||Nominated|
|Ameripolitan Music Awards||Honky Tonk Female||Margo Price||Won|
|2017||UK Americana Awards||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||Best Debut Album||Midwest Farmer's Daughter||Won|
|Americana Music Honors & Awards||Artist of the Year||Margo Price||Nominated|
|2018||Album of the Year||All American Made||Nominated|
|Song of the Year||"A Little Pain"||Won|
Touring and performances
Girls Just Wanna Weekend
In July 2018, it was announced that Price will be one of the performers at Brandi Carlile's upcoming music festival called Girls Just Wanna Weekend. This is expected to take place in January 2019 in Mexico.
- Russin-McFarland, Nicole (October 1, 2014). "Margo Rae Price goes back to her roots". The Comeback. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (15 April 2013). "30 goin on 16" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2016 – via Twitter.
- Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (15 April 2011). "Secret WEEN show on my birthday!!!! Shhhhhhhhh.... $12" (Tweet). Retrieved March 18, 2016 – via Twitter.
- Doyle, Patrick Rising Country Star Margo Price on Why She Feels 'Like One of the Men' Rolling Stone. March 17, 2016
- "Aquarium Drunkard » Margo Price :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview". Aquariumdrunkard.com. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
- Intelius. "Margo Price in Aledo, IL". Intelius. Retrieved March 18, 2016.
- Cooper, Duncan. "Country's Next Star, Margo Price, Debuts "Hurtin' on the Bottle"". The Fader. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
- Hudak, Joseph. "Margo Price to Release Debut Album on Jack White's Third Man Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
- Williams, Matt TOUGHER THAN THE REST: COUNTRY SINGER MARGO PRICE ISN’T THE WORLD’S GREATEST LOSER ANYMORE Vice. March 25, 2016
- Cooper, Duncan (March 25, 2016). "Meet Margo Price, Your New Favorite Nashville Badass". The Fader. The Fader. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
- Thompson, Lindsey. "Margo Price – All American Made". Nocountryfornewnashville.com. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Episode 750 - Margo Price". Nocountryfornewnashville.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Anderson, Skip. "Neo-country badass Margo Price's dogged resiliency leads her back to Jack White". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
- Moss, Marissa R. "10 New Artists You Need to Know: Fall 2014". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- Hancock, Amanda. "Aledo native Margo Price is musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
- Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (10 May 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 20 May 2016 – via Twitter.
- Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (23 June 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 20 October 2017 – via Twitter.
- "UK Americana Awards Nominations Announced". Theamauk.org. 15 November 2016. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- "Margo Price Explains Her New EP, 'Weakness,' Track By Track". Npr.org. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Hudak, Joseph. "Rising Artist Margo Price Recalls Classic Country in New Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
- "Margo Price Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboardaccessdate=October 31, 2017.
- "Margo Price Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- "Margo Price Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved October 31, 2017.
- Bjorke, Matt (June 19, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: June 19, 2017". Roughstock.
- Bjorke, Matt (April 30, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: April 30, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
- "CMT : Videos : Margo Price: Hurtin' (On the Bottle)". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 3, 2016.
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- "Margo Price Wins American Music Prize - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
- Stefano, Angela (May 9, 2017). "2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees — Full List". The Boot. Retrieved May 9, 2017.
- "Margo Price, Maren Morris and More to Play Brandi Carlile's Girls Just Wanna Weekend". Nashville Scene. July 18, 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2018.