Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983) is an American 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 25th, 2016. T...
Margo Rae Price (born April 15, 1983) is an American 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 25th, 2016. The album was recorded on RADAR at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, and was engineered by Matt Ross-Spang. The album was recorded in three days. Margo is married to husband Jeremy Ivey. The couple have a five-year-old son who was born a twin however the first baby passed after a couple of days.
Price grew up in a small town in Aledo, Illinois, where she played piano and sang in church choir before studying dance and theater in college. She dropped out of school in 2003, at age 20, and moved to Nashville, TN.
In Nashville, Price worked a number of jobs including waiting tables, installing and removing residential siding, and teaching children dance at a YMCA. During this time she started the group Buffalo Clover with her husband, guitarist Jeremy Ivey 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."
On April 9, 2016, Price was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. On 17th May 2016, she will make 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. http://www.flemingassociatespr.com/margo-prices-debut-album-get-910-steve-lamacqs-roundtable-bbc-6-music/
Price cites Emmylou Harris 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."