Margo Price’s “Hands of Time” Music Video Is a Love Letter to Aledo, Illinois

Margo Price’s “Hands of Time” Music Video Is a Love Letter to Aledo, Illinois

Margo Price seemed to have come out of nowhere earlier this year with her fully formed retro-sounding album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Released on March 25 by Third Man Records—rocker Jack White’s label—the album reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is highly regarded by music critics and fans of a more traditional country sound.

Throughout the year, Margo could be seen performing on the The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and other late night TV shows, including Saturday Night Live. In September, Margo was named the New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards. The week after that she performed “Two More Bottles of Wine” with the legendary Emmylou Harris as well as her own set at Skyville LiveIn October, she was included in CMT’s 2016 Next Women of Country—a campaign to bring awareness to inspiring female vocalists in country music.

Margo Price performs with Emmylou Harris at Skyville Live
Margo Price performs with Emmylou Harris at Skyville Live

To create her latest music video for “Hands of Time,” Margo went back to Aledo, Ill., the Midwest town where she went to high school. Some folks might think Aledo meets the criteria for being considered “nowhere,”  but this very personal video suggests it is a special somewhere for Margo and her family.

According to Margo, the music video was shot “entirely on 16 millimeter film.” The use of a film camera certainly explains why the whole thing looks like a long-lost documentary from the ’70s or ’80s, with fuzzy footage of Margo, her husband and son around town, at a rodeo, a carnival and out amidst livestock and farmland in the Illinois countryside.

The picturesque rural and small town scenes—combined with the film grain and hand-held camera movement employed throughout the video—manage to avoid seeming like a gimmick. In fact, it looks and feels very authentic and crafted, much like Margo’s music. Check it out.

Skyville Live photo by Jason Simanek

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Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

Trisha Yearwood Tests Positive For COVID – but “On Her Way Out of the Tunnel” Now

A couple of weeks ago Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood announced they were going into quarantine because one of their team members tested positive for COVID.

As fans expected to the see the super star couple resume their public events, news comes that their isolation will last a bit longer as Trisha has now also tested positive. Garth is testing negative as of now.

Speaking on the matter, Garth says “The Queen and I have now tested twice.” In regards to Trisha’s diagnosis, Garth shares, “Officially, she’s diagnosed as ‘on her way out of the tunnel’ now, though, which I’m extremely thankful for.”

The snow and ice storm that the Nashville area experienced last week prevented the couple from getting tested until almost a week after their initial exposure; once they did, they continued to quarantine together.

Garth shared “Anyone who knows me knows my world begins and ends with Miss Yearwood, so she and I will ride through this together, and anyone who knows her knows she’s a fighter and she’s been doing everything right, so I know we’ll walk out the other side of this thing together.” Garth fully admits, “She’s tough. She’s stronger than me.”

Garth says, though he welcomes any prayers and good thoughts anyone wants to send Trisha’s way. “If anyone asks, that’s what you can do for her. That’s what I’m doing. Living with her, I sometimes take it for granted she’s one of the greatest voices in all of music, so the possible long-term effects on her concern me as her husband and as a fan,” Garth continues. “We’re very lucky she is currently under the greatest care in the best city for treating and healing singers.”

Photo Credit: Russ Harrington