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The New Nashville: Margo Price

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Margo Price is known in Nashville as one of the hardest-working musicians around. Over the past few years, she’s quietly become one of the driving forces behind the city’s ever-growing throwback country scene, creating a vintage sound with timeless charm that adds yet another fine voice into the alt-country canon.

But it wasn’t always this way.

After moving from a small town in Illinois to the Music City, Price took a series of odd jobs to make ends meet. Even while working and taking care of her family, she devoted much of her time to creating music. Before focusing on her solo career, Price and her husband Jeremy soon recruited friends and fellow musicians to form Buffalo Clover, a southern-rock outfit which found a solid following.

She later formed Margo and the Pricetags, a close-knit supergroup that featured a rotating lineup of local talents. Price quickly became a mainstay of the East Nashville country scene, which has exploded in popularity alongside the city’s ever-growing population.

In 2015, Jack White’s Third Man Records announced they would be distributing Price’s upcoming studio album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Thanks to White’s figurative stamp of approval, country music lovers from across the world have been diving into Price’s edgy and inspired sound. With her new album set for release on March 25, 2016 looks to be a breakthrough year for one of Nashville’s most underrated artists.

What She Sounds Like: A modern, rock-edged mixture of Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn.

Required Listening: “Hurtin’ on the Bottle”, a classic honky-tonk tale of using liquor to ease the pain of a broken heart.

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The New Nashville: Margo Price