- 20 Jan 17
Country’s next big thing is a Snoop-loving, Trump-hating former jailbird, whose burgeoning fan club includes Jack White. Stuart Clark meets the remarkable Margo Price.
As is often the case, it’s taken Margo Price a lot of hard graft, heartbreak and having to deal with some serious fuckwits to become an overnight sensation.
“People see ‘debut solo record’ and think you’re new to the game, but I’ve been doing this for a long, long time,” drawls the native of Buffalo Prairie, Illinois (pop. 824) who’ll soon be celebrating her 34th birthday.
Price was going nowhere exceedingly fast when she found herself with time to kill in Memphis. Being a massive Elvis fan, she decided to spend the little money she had on a recording session in the legendary Sun Studios. With no label eager to hear the results, it was a total shot in the dark but ended up being the catalyst for Margo’s current country music ‘next big thing’ status.