Our guest for this Nashville Session is the breakthrough alt-country artist Margo Price, recorded live onstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame during AmericanaFest 2016. Just two weeks after Price's wonderful debut, Midwest Farmer's Daughter, was released in March, she was already performing on Saturday Night Live. And in September, when this session was recorded, she was named the Americana Music Honors & Awards' Emerging Artist of the Year.
Make no mistake, though: This was no overnight success. Here, NPR Music's Ann Powers leads Price through a conversation about the East Nashville scene she has risen from. Price and her band are joined onstage by her husband, Jeremy Ivey, along with singer Lilly Hiatt, songwriter Bobby Fischer, guitarist Kenny Vaughan and others to play some of the special music from Midwest Farmer's Daughter.
Watch the complete interview and performance, filmed live at the Americana Music Festival, in the video below.