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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