Sometimes the Random iTunes Fairy reminds me of an artist who had completely slipped my mind. Such is the case with Margo Price, who released an excellent debut album — Midwest Farmer’s Daughter — in 2016.
I played the album a few times and really enjoyed it but then it just fell out of my rotation and I frankly forgot she even existed until today’s random SOTD popped up. This was the first single from the album, and one she played on Saturday Night Live as one of the show’s few country musical guests.
Margo Price is one of those overnight sensations whose “overnight” lasted more than a decade. A Nashville singer-songwriter originally from Illinois, she has lived a life worthy of the traditional country songs that inspired her.
Price lost one of her twin newborns to a fatal heart condition, then turned to drinking and spent some time in jail before cleaning up her act and recording an album independently. She pitched the record to Jack White’s country label and the White Stripes frontman snatched it up for a proper studio release.