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Margo Price

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Margo Price by Jon Smith

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Since the 2016 release of Margo Price’s debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, she is already being put on the same pedestal as Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. Price makes her Austin City Limits debut with her “amazingly vivid songcraft” (Rolling Stone).

Price grew up in Aldedo, Illinois, and after dropping out of college at the age of 20, she moved to Nashville in 2003. She soon met bass player – and future husband – Jeremy Ivey, and formed a band called Buffalo Clover. They self-released three records and built a local following, but it was personal tragedy that brought Price’s calling into even sharper focus. “I lost my firstborn son to a heart ailment,” Price says, “and I was really down and depressed. I was drinking too much. I was definitely lost. Coming through that, I thought, ‘I’m just going to write music that I want to hear.’ It was a big turning point.”

With that new direction came overwhelming praise. NPR Music says “Margo Price will stop Music Row dead in its tracks.” The New Yorker wrote: “To listen to a song for the first time, by a performer you don’t know, and feel uncomplicated joy, with awe laced through it, is a rare and wonderful thing. That’s how I felt when I first heard Margo Price.”

“I hope that the record helps people get through hard time or depression. That’s ultimately what music did for me. It’s about being able to connect personally with a song, and hopefully, it makes you feel not so lonely.”

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