Aledo grad Margo Price in running for Best New Artist
ALEDO — Aledo native Margo Price was nominated for the 2019 Grammy Awards Best New Artist, it was announced Friday, Dec. 7, on “CBS This Morning.”
Following the news, Price posted on her Facebook page, "Woah! Woke up to my phone blowing up this morning... it’s an honor to get a Grammy nomination for best new artist! Thanks for all the support y’all."
Price, 35, is a singer/songwriter alternative country star who grew up in Aledo, graduating from Aledo High School in 2001. She now lives in Nashville.
Others nominated for Best New Artist are Chloe X Halle, Luke Combs, Greta Van Fleet, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith.
Price’s career took off after being signed by Jack White's label, Third Man Records, and releasing her debut album “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter” on March 25, 2016, recorded at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Price has appeared as the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on NBC, as a guest on “The Tonight Show” starring Jimmy Fallon, “Conan” and other well-known TV shows.
On July 27, 2017, Price released a four-track EP titled “Weakness,” followed by her second full-length album, “All American Made,” on Oct. 20, 2017.
In 2016 she achieved Americana Music Award: Emerging Artist of the Year and Ameripolitcan Music Awards: Honky Tonk Female. In 2017 she won UK's Americana Awards: International Song of the Year with her single “Hands of Time,” American Music Prize: Best Debut Album with “Midwest Farmer’s Daughter”; and in 2018 she won Americana Music Honors & Awards: Song of the Year with her tune “A Little Pain.”
In May 2017, Aledo city officials erected two signs to honor Margo Price, adding to the rank of Aledo’s country music stars: right under Suzy Bogguss’ name. One sign is near the high school, visible entering the south side of town, and the other is found entering from the east on Illinois 17. The city bought the signs made by Michael Clark of Clark Signs in Aledo.
Price filmed a music video in August 2016 for the song “Hands of Time” in and around the Aledo area.
Her parents, Duane and Candace Price, live in rural Aledo. Her grandmothers are Mary Price from Aledo and Pat Maule from Moline.
“The 61st Annual Grammy Awards” will air live Feb. 10 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can watch the show starting at 7 p.m. on CBS, CBS All Access and fuboTV.