Monday, that most dreaded of days, turned out to be the perfect day for Margo Price to make her “Austin City Limits” debut.

Price’s melancholy-tinged country with a hint of hope was the perfect soundtrack for any world-weary fan who graced the doors of ACL Live on Monday night.

It was Price’s first taping of the long-running television show, but you’d never know it from how self-assured she sounded. Performing is nothing new to her. She cut her teeth on the East Nashville circuit for years, developing a sound that is equal parts Tami Wynette, Loretta Lynn, honky-tonk anthems and Memphis blues. Her Austin City Limits Music Festival debut was Sunday, and she seemed equally comfortable on the HomeAway stage there, too.

...The audience couldn’t get enough, especially during the blues grooves in “Four Years of Chances” and the old-school twang of “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle).” For the latter, Price walked off the stage into the crowd, finishing the song dancing and surrounded by fans. [My Statesman]

One of 2016's best country breakouts, Margo Price, played the first of two ACL Fest weekends and then did an 'Austin City Limits' taping on Monday (10/3). Pictures of that taping are in the gallery above. Setlist, including covers of Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Billie Joe Shaver and more, below.


1. Swarmin’ (instrumental intro)

2. About to Find Out

3. Tennessee Song

4. Learning to Lose (new)

5. Black Rose (Billy Joe Shaver cover)

6. Weekender

7. Since You Put Me Down

8. Desperate and Depressed

9. It Ain’t Drunk Driving (If You’re Riding a Horse) (Steven Knudson cover)

10. Hands of Time

11. Four Years of Chances

12. This Town Gets Around

13. I Wanna Be Your Mama Again (Doug Sahm cover)

14. Paper Cowboy

15. Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)


16. Travel On (Billy Grammer cover)

17. Old Ways (Neil Young cover)

18. Ooh Las Vegas (Gram Parsons cover)

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