2016 was undoubtedly Margo Price's year. Her debut album Midwest Farmer's Daughter put her on the map. She wowed crowds from SXSW to Saturday Night Live and every late night show in between. And she did it all while staying true to herself. It's that kind of raw honesty and determination that made Price's Austin City Limits debut such a thrill to watch.
Price performed stand out wailers "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" and "Four Years Of Chances" during the program. But perhaps the real showstopper is her delivery of the tender, autobiographical "Hands of Time." The song was inspired by Price's upbringing in Aledo, Ill. and subsequent move to Music City. It's not an overnight success story, but a story of heartbreaks, perseverance and hard won victories. In other words, the stuff great country songs are made of.
During a backstage interview with Austin City Limits, Price called the taping "a very surreal experience." The episode, taped last October, aired on Jan. 21.
Watch Price's performance of "Hands of Time" below:
Even after a whirlwind year, Price has no interest in slowing down in 2017. She's been recording her highly anticipated follow-up album, which will feature the Nashville musician A-team of Joshua Hedley, Erin Rae McKaskle and the McCrary Sisters. Price's stirring "All American Made," which she performed on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert, is expected to make the final track list.
Price will appear at the 2017 Luck Reunion on March 16 and the Bonnaroo Music Festival in June. The rising star will also be featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The "American Currents" exhibit, opening March 17, will feature Price, Miranda Lambert, Chris and Morgane Stapleton, Mickey Guyton, Jon Pardi and more.
You can catch Price on her Born to Ramble Tour through April.