On Saturday Night, Margo Price made her headlining debut at the Ryman Auditorium, and she brought along a few friends for the big night. Sturgill Simpson took the stage alongside Price for a rendition of Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty’s classic duet “After the Fire is Gone.”
Simpson also appeared earlier in the night to play backing guitar for opener Tyler Childers. Before Price and Simpson rolled into their duet, Price noted that it was the first time they’d played together since performing in a now-torn down bar outside of Nashville years ago.
Sturgill Simpson wasn’t the only unannounced guest at Price’s big night. She also welcomed Lukas Nelson for a special on-stage collaboration. before rolling though covers of “Whiskey River,” “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink” and “9 to 5.”
Price performed her second show at the Ryman last night, which also featured an appearance from Jack White. The acclaimed rocker is also the mastermind behind Third Man Records, who signed Price to a record deal after being rejected by every other label in town.
Thirteen years after she moved to Nashville, Margo Price is finally getting the respect and attention she deserves — and she’s far from finished.