Country star Margo Price returns with first new song for two years

Margo Price

Margo Price, image by Bobbi Rich

Nashville’s very own Margo Price has been quiet for a little while but she’s back and bringing some new music with her and Getintothis’ Jamie Bowman has the very latest news.

Country and western chanteuse Margo Price has released her first new song in two years.

The 36-year-old Nashville singer performed Stone Me on US chat show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, marking a return for the Grammy-nominated performer whose 2016’s solo debut Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was so well received in the UK.

Price said: “After what feels like an eternity, I’m releasing a new song into the wild today.
“It’s been hard to keep everything I’ve been working on for the last year to myself and I’m so excited to share it.”

Despite not releasing any music since 2017, Price has remained active throughout a busy 2019.

She started the year with a Best New Artist Grammy nomination, toured with Chris Stapleton, performed at concert tributes to Loretta Lynn, Mavis Staples, and Dolly Parton – the latter of which aired on the NBC special Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry.

She also controversially released her own cannabis strain via Willie’s Reserve, a marijuana store founded by country royalty Willie Nelson.

In December, Esquire, Billboard, and Pitchfork all named Price’s last record, 2017’s All American Made, one of the top albums of the decade, with Esquire observing that “Price cemented her status as this generation’s Faron Young or Willie Nelson; a stark truth-teller of the finest degree.”

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Far from overnight, Price’s recent meteoric rise is the product of more than a decade of hard work and sacrifice with Liverpool gig-goers first taking her to their hearts following a performance by her previous band Buffalo Clover at the Caledonia pub in 2013.

While she’d long been one of East Nashville’s best-kept-secrets, she burst onto the international scene with the 2016 release of her first solo album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.

The record debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and graced Best-Of lists everywhere from Entertainment Weekly to NPR Music, who called it “the hard-won arrival of an artist who feels like she’s always been here.”.

Vulture described Price as “one of the most compelling country talents to come out of Nashville in recent memory,” while Pitchfork hailed the album as “a potential classic,” and Rolling Stone praised its “amazingly vivid songcraft”.

She shared stages and bills with Nelson, Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, among others, and her compelling story, years of toil in the Nashville trenches, the loss of her family’s farm, the tragic death of her infant child, a brush with the law, selling her car and pawning her wedding ring to afford studio time, signing to Jack White’s Third Man Records as the label’s first country artist—was recounted in glowing profiles everywhere.