A prolific writer with a knack for candid self-reflection, Margo Price has never had to look far for inspiration, and on her most recent album ‘All American Made,’ the Grammy Best New Artist nominee and her songwriting partner/husband, Jeremy Ivey, depict the trials of everyday life with unflinching honesty, painting poetically plainspoken portraits of men and women just trying to get by. Highs and lows, long nights and hard days, wild women and cocaine cowboys, politics and sexism, it’s all in there, singularly filtered through Price’s wry, no-bullshit perspective and stop-you-in-your-tracks vocals. Her contemporary take on classic sounds is at once familiar and daring, an infectious blend of Nashville country, Memphis soul, and Texas twang that tips its cap to everyone from Waylon and Willie (who makes a guest appearance) to Loretta and Dolly, all while flipping a middle finger to the cookie-cutter pop that dominates modern country radio.
Far from overnight, Price’s recent rise is the product of more than a decade of hard work and sacrifice. 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.’ The record debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and graced Best-Of lists everywhere from NPR Music to Vulture who described Price as “one of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory.” Price solidified her next-big-thing status with stellar appearances on Saturday Night Live, Colbert, Fallon, Kimmel, The Daily Show, and more, sharing stages and bills with Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn and Chris Stapleton among others.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.