Rising country artist Margo Price brought the sounds of East Nashville to New York City with her debut appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend.
Few artists have been promoting the stylings of traditional country as long and as well as Price, who has been one of the most beloved artists in the local Nashville alt-country scene for years. With the support of Jack White’s Third Man Records and the release of her new LP Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, she’s become one of the most talked-about country artists of the year.
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This new but much-deserved wave of industry support helped Price gain a coveted spot as the musical guest for NBC’s legendary comedy show Saturday Night Live. It’s a slot that most mainstream country singers have never been offered, but has been given to greats like Willie Nelson, Randy Travis, Dolly Parton and many more over the years.
It’s an exciting move that shows just how powerful Nashville’s independent country scene has become not only nationally, but across the entire world. It was obvious that Price had the time of her life during the performance, as she smiled happily through her stellar performances of “Hurtin’ On The Bottle” and her powerful older track, “Since You Put Me Down.”
If you still don’t know Margo Price’s music, now is the perfect time to get on board and hear some of the best country music coming out of Nashville today. Click below to see her performance of “Hurtin’ On The Bottle” on Saturday Night Live.