When Margo Price was announced as the musical guest supporting host, Russell Crowe on Saturday Night Live, it quickly inspired the hashtag #WhoTheHellIsMargoPrice? I can’t lie, I am very much on top of things in all music genres, but when I saw the name, I too had a similar question.
For those of us who didn’t know who Margo Price was, after watching that episode of Saturday Night Live, we certainly do now and she is something special. All it took was the opening line of “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” and I was immediately hooked. Although Price’s sound is absolutely a throwback, she is so much more on top of that. This girl is a star.
I could use the cliche that Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is a trip back in time, but that wouldn’t be doing it justice. Midwest Farmer’s Daughter is one of the best albums to have been released in the past several years. Sure, you’ll be reminded of Emmylou Harris, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette (if you were so lucky to be raise with such music) throughout the album, but along with that you will discover one hell of a personality and one hell of a writer to boot. Whether Price is tackling love, hate, drinking or being incarcerated, she does it her way and it’s perfect.
Honestly, I am just thrilled to see this genre gain momentum once again. It seems we are finally out of the generic era and gone are the days of songs about muddin’, big green tractors and the “redneck way”.
Ladies and gentleman, with artists like Margo Price, we are witnessing the rebirth of Country Music….and it is glorious!
Editor in Chief of Lemonade Magazine
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