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Margo Price Turns Back Time
Country singer/songwriter Margo Price visited The Recording Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., to participate in an exclusive GRAMMY.com interview and performance. Price discussed why she wanted to be honest and relatable on her debut album, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, and why she considers her music "rooted" country. Following the interview, she performed a brief set featuring tracks from Midwest Farmer's Daughter, including "Hands Of Time" and "Since You Put Me Down."
"I just wanted to make something that was honest for me," said Price. "When we started recording, I had these songs that were around for a while. Because I wrote it for me, I think that a lot of people have gravitated towards my honesty and the hard things I've been through because everybody else goes through those types of things."
Illinois native Price got her start in music playing piano and singing in church. She majored in dance and theater in college, but dropped out early and moved to Nashville, Tenn., where she formed the band Buffalo Clover with her future husband, bassist Jeremy Ivey, and later Margo And The Pricetags. She made Rolling Stone's list of "10 New Artists You Need To Know" for fall 2014.
Price eventually signed with Jack White's Third Man Records and released Midwest Farmer's Daughter in March, which features 10 tracks, including "About To Find Out," "Hurtin' (On The Bottle)" and "Hands Of Time." The album reached No. 10 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart.
Price is currently on tour, performing dates internationally through November.