26 Jun Margo Price
In 2015, Margo Price was a country underdog just trying to keep enough gas in the tank to get to the next gig, but by the end of 2016, she was one of the genre’s most celebrated new artists and a ubiquitous presence on late night television and at major festivals around the world. In short, Margo Price won 2016.
While she’d long been one of East Nashville’s best-kept-secrets, she burst onto the international scene with the 2016 release of her first solo album, ‘Midwest Farmer’s Daughter’, recorded under Jack White’s label, Third Man Records. She appeared on every late night TV show you can name (ranging from SNL to Jimmy Kimmel), guided Anthony Bourdain through Nashville on his show Parts Unknown, took home Emerging Artist of the Year honors at the Americana Music Awards and The American Music Prize for best debut album.
Hot on the heels of her incredible 2016, she headed back to Tennessee and recorded her sophomore album, ‘All American Made’. Rather than change things up and go more poppy/radio friendly, she doubled-down on the grit and truth that made her first album so memorable. That honesty struck a chord—the album climbed the charts and was met with critical praise and even more rabid fans.
At first glance, you might think she’s a pure country artist, but she is much more than that—the funky “Do Right By Me” shimmies and grooves with Gospel legends The McCrary Sisters helping out on backing vocals, and the driving “A Little Pain” gets an assist from sweeping orchestration by Memphis legend Lester Snell (the man responsible for the string arrangements in “Shaft”).
Seeing Margo Price and her band live is a guaranteed good time, a show you’ll never forget. Seriously, check out the video below and tell us you don’t want to see that live: