Rising country artist Margo Price cheekily explores the dark topic of substance abuse in her song “It Ain’t Drunk Driving If You’re Riding a Horse.”
Written by Price’s friend Steven Knudson, the song tells the story of a man who finds himself in trouble with the law after drunkenly riding his horse down the street. One of the reasons that Price’s music has connected with so many people over the past year is her ability to tell stories just as well as some of traditional country music’s greatest artists. That gift is put on full display in this incredible performance, filmed at a recent in-store appearance.
Although the track isn’t featured on Price’s recent album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, she’s made it a regular addition to her live shows. Keep your fingers crossed that this one lands on one of her upcoming releases, which hopefully will come sooner rather than later.
Price has a busy rest of 2016 ahead of her, with appearances scheduled at Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic this weekend in Austin, Texas, as well as Farm Aid, Pilgrimage Festival and the Austin City Limits Music Festival. She’ll also embark on her Born to Ramble headlining tour beginning in October, which will hit more than a dozen cities across the country.