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Margo Price has something to say, and nothing to prove.
In just three remarkable solo albums, the singer and songwriter has cemented herself as a force in American music. A deserving critical darling who has never shied away from the sounds that move her, the pain that’s shaped her, or the topics that tick her off, like industry double standards, the gender wage gap, or the plight of the American farmer.
From the sparse folk of her autobiographical 2016 debut, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, into the rollicking roots of its 2017 follow up, All American Made, and, in 2020, into classic rock with Rumors, Price has established herself as a sonic explorer of the finest ilk. But while the last few years have seen remarkable moments of acclaim—Grammy nominations, Americana Music Honors, a Saturday Night Live performance, and just about every outlet and critics’ year-end Best Of list—Price is still hungry. “I still have a lot of anger,” she says, “and a lot of drive inside of me. I have a chip on my shoulder. It feels like I still haven’t been able to fully realize all my dreams yet, and that eats me up.” Just wait.