Price at stage in Oslo in 2017
|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.
On July 27, 2017, Price released a four-track EP titled Weakness.
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.
|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|
|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|