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Around this time in , life looked a lot different for Margo Price. The thought of performing on Saturday Night Live was more pipe dream than possibility. Even the prospect of paying rent on time was, at times, hard to fathom. But now, as Price sits in a booth at East Nashville restaurant El Jaliciense, realized dreams are part of her everyday life. In a few hours, Price will head back home to finish packing for a string of dates on her Nowhere Fast headlining tour; at 3 a. Life has changed dramatically, and Price is doing her best to enjoy the ride. We definitely spent plenty of time scrounging for meals. It feels good.
The new album, out now.
E arlier this year, in a round of interviews to promote her third album — its release ultimately delayed by the coronavirus pandemic — Margo Price announced her intention to publish a memoir. On the face of it, that seems a little presumptuous. The latter is a loose collection of artists reanimating the unbiddable spirit of 70s albums by Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard, which numbers Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell among its participants, a position further cemented for Price by a duet with original outlaw Willie Nelson. But by the time she became a celebrated figure, Price had already lived enough to fill a book. Her parents lost their farm when she was a toddler in the mids downturn that provoked the Farm Aid benefit gigs. Her musical career was jump-started by a psilocybin-fuelled psychedelic epiphany. Her hardscrabble years on the Nashville sidelines saw her reduced to petty theft in order to survive, involved a period sleeping in a tent, and the death of her infant son, the latter precipitating a descent into whiskey-fuelled chaos that culminated in a car crash and a brief stay in prison. Her experiences were duly poured into her debut album, and evidently still haunt her. Nevertheless, Nashville itself remained unmoved. Her breakthrough came not via the country establishment, but when she was spotted by Jack White and signed to his Third Man label.
Margo Rae Price born April 15,    is an American country singer-songwriter and producer based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Fader has called her "country's next star. The album was recorded in three days. Price grew up in the small town of Aledo, Illinois , where she played piano and sang in church choir before studying dance and theater at Northern Illinois University. In Nashville, Price worked a number of jobs including waiting tables, installing and removing residential siding, and teaching children dance at a YMCA.