Margo Price
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Margo Price
Margo Price
Margo Price Piknik i Parken 2017 (205115).jpg
Price at stage in Oslo in 2017
Background information
Margo Rae Price[1]
Born (1983-04-15)April 15, 1983 (age 35) [2][3]
Aledo, Illinois, United States[4]
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Genres Country, Americana, outlaw country, country-soul[5]
Instruments Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Drums
Labels Third Man
The Pricetags
Buffalo Clover
Secret Handshake

Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983)[1][2][3][6] is an American country singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has 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.


Price grew up in the small town of Aledo, Illinois,[6] where she played piano and sang in church choir before studying dance and theater at Northern Illinois University.[11][12] She dropped out of school in 2003, at age 20, and moved to Nashville, Tennessee.[13]

In Nashville, Price worked a number of jobs including waiting tables, installing and removing residential siding, and teaching children dance at a YMCA.[13] 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."[11]Sturgill Simpson and Kenny Vaughan, longtime guitarist in Marty Stuart's band, have both been in the lineup at various times.[11]

Price has been described by Rolling Stone Country 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.[14] Fellow Nashville musician Aaron Lee Tasjan calls her "a singular and vital part of this scene, as a thing unto herself."[13] 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.[15] On 17 May 2016, she made her UK television debut on Later... with Jools Holland.[16] In addition to her appearance on UK television, her tracks have appeared on shows on BBC Radio 6Music, notably with Steve Lamacq. [2] 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[17] as well as garnering 3 nominations from the UK Americana Awards.[18] 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.[19]


Price cites Janis Joplin, Bobbie Gentry, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton as major influences.[11] Her voice has also been compared to those of Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette.[20] Price's great-uncle, Bobby Fischer, was a songwriter for George Jones, Conway Twitty, Charley Pride and Reba McEntire.[13]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."[13] 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[5].


Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country

UK Country
Midwest Farmer's Daughter 10 189 11 1
All American Made
  • Release date: October 20, 2017
  • Label: Third Man Records
12 89 6 1

Live albums

Title Details
Live At Rough Trade East

Extended Plays

Title Details


Year Single Album
2015 "Hurtin' (On the Bottle)" Midwest Farmer's Daughter
2016 "Hands of Time"
2017 "A Little Pain" All American Made

Music videos

Year Video Director
2016 "Hurtin' (On the Bottle)"[26] Will Holland & Ryan Kendrick
"Hands of Time" Ben Chapell
2017 "Weakness" Greg Crutcher

With Buffalo Clover

  • Pick Your Poison (2010)
  • Low Down Time (2011)
  • Test Your Love (2013)

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated Work Result
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[27] 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[28] Best Debut Album Midwest Farmer's Daughter Won
Americana Music Honors & Awards[29][30] 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. Retrieved 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (15 April 2013). "30 goin on 16" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016 – via Twitter. 
  3. ^ a b Margo Price [@MissMargoPrice] (15 April 2011). "Secret WEEN show on my birthday!!!! Shhhhhhhhh.... $12" (Tweet). Retrieved 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. ^ a b "Aquarium Drunkard   Margo Price :: The Aquarium Drunkard Interview". Retrieved 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Intelius. "Margo Price in Aledo, IL". Intelius. Retrieved 2016. 
  7. ^ Cooper, Duncan. "Country's Next Star, Margo Price, Debuts "Hurtin' on the Bottle"". The Fader. Retrieved 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Hudak, Joseph. "Margo Price to Release Debut Album on Jack White's Third Man Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ Cooper, Duncan (March 25, 2016). "Meet Margo Price, Your New Favorite Nashville Badass". The Fader. The Fader. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ a b c d Thompson, Lindsey. "Margo Price - All American Made". Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ "Episode 750 - Margo Price". Retrieved 2017. 
  13. ^ a b c d e Anderson, Skip. "Neo-country badass Margo Price's dogged resiliency leads her back to Jack White". Nashville Scene. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ Moss, Marissa R. "10 New Artists You Need to Know: Fall 2014". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ Hancock, Amanda. "Aledo native Margo Price is musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend". The Quad-City Times. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ 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 2016 – via Twitter. 
  17. ^ 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 2017 – via Twitter. 
  18. ^ "UK Americana Awards Nominations Announced". 15 November 2016. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ "Margo Price Explains Her New EP, 'Weakness,' Track By Track". Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ Hudak, Joseph. "Rising Artist Margo Price Recalls Classic Country in New Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2015. 
  21. ^ "Margo Price Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboardaccessdate=October 31, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Margo Price Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  23. ^ "Margo Price Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 19, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: June 19, 2017". Roughstock. 
  25. ^ Bjorke, Matt (April 30, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: April 30, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 2018. 
  26. ^ "CMT : Videos : Margo Price: Hurtin' (On the Bottle)". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2016. 
  27. ^ [1][dead link]
  28. ^ "Margo Price Wins American Music Prize - Pitchfork". Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ Stefano, Angela (May 9, 2017). "2017 Americana Music Awards Nominees -- Full List". The Boot. Retrieved 2017. 
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