Margo Price Gets the American Music Prize and a $25,000 Surprise

Margo Price Gets the American Music Prize and a $25,000 Surprise

Margo Price’s 2016 debut album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, won the second annual American Music Prize for Best Debut Album.

Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, which was released via Jack White’s Third Man Records, bested more than 250 all-genre debut albums released between August 2015 and July 2016, including finalist like Fantastic Negrito’s The Last Days of Oakland and Gallant’s Ology. The winner was selected by a jury of media and industry professionals.

Margo was surprised with the award in front of friends and family during a presentation at Nashville’s Third Man Records. Along with the trophy, Margo was awarded a cash prize of $25,000.

“I have never been surprised before, except when I was pregnant—that was a surprise,” said Margo. “Thank you so much for coming, I’m really speechless right now. I wasn’t expecting this at all, and that’s maybe what makes it so sweet. Thank you so much . . . .”

Watch Margo get surprised in the video below, courtesy of The Tennessean.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell