Margo Price Puts Her Rock Side on Record
Photo by Bobbi Rich
We all know that Margo Price has legend-level country pipes and sass, but anyone who’s seen her live shows knows she can really rock out, too, and she’s put that ability down on record with That’s How Rumors Get Started, slated for release May 8. (UPDATE: Amid coronavirus shutdowns and vinyl production delays, the album’s release has been pushed back to “summer,” Price says.)
The album was produced by Price’s longtime friend Sturgill Simpson, who knows a bit about genre-defying himself, and is coming out on Loma Vista Recordings. Simpson shows up in some background vocals, according to the album announcement, and Tom Petty keyboardist Benmont Tench is among the band assembled for the recording sessions. Price did much of the songwriting with her husband, Jeremy Ivey.
A video for the song “Twinkle Twinkle” accompanied today’s album release announcement. It’s a wry look at nostalgia and success, inspired in part by a lengthy backstage conversation with Marty Stuart.
The rest of the songs on That’s How Rumors Get Started tackle topics including motherhood (Price recorded the album while pregnant with her new daughter, Ramona), gentrification in Nashville, America’s health care crisis, relationships and more, according to the announcement. We’ll be listening close, even as we’re bopping our heads, when it comes out May 8.