Margo Price Named Winner Of 2nd American Music Prize

Pictured (L-R): Sara Knabe, VP Creative, BMG US; Margo Price; Kos Weaver, EVP Nashville, BMG US.

BMG Publishing songwriter Margo Price was surprised as the winner of the 2nd American Music Prize on Tuesday, March 7, for her album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter.

AMP judge and Nashville journalist Craig Shelburne presented Price with a check for $25,000 during an event hosted by Price’s label, Third Man Records.

Price’s Midwest Farmer’s Daughter was recorded in three days at Memphis, Tennessee’s Sun Studio, and engineered by Matt Ross-Spang.

The album was selected by the 16-member industry judging panel consisting of artists, media and retailers. The 2nd American Music Prize saw a list of 56 albums whittled to 12 finalist albums, all of which were debut albums released between Aug. 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016.

The 12 finalists of the 2nd AMP include: Big Thief – Masterpiece; Bob Moses – Days Gone By; case/lang/veirs – case/lang/veirs; EL VY – Return To The Moon; Empress Of – Me; Fantastic Negrito – The Last Days of Oakland, Gallant – Ology; Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle; Margaret Glaspy – Emotions and Math; Margo Price – Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Son Little – Son Little, Whitney – Light Upon the Lake.

Pictured (L-R): Craig Shelburne, Margo Price

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