Price drops surprise EP
Thursday, July 27, 2017
– Margo Price, who enjoyed much acclaim for her "Midwest Farmer's Daughter" debut in 2016, dropped a surprise four-song EP, "Weakness," on Thursday.
The four songs are the title track, "Just Like Love," "Paper Cowboy" and "Good Luck (for Ben Eyestone)."
The songs were out on Third Man Records, Jack White's label. The EP came out today digitally or as a two-piece, 7-inch vinyl set on Friday. Price co-produced with Matt Ross-Spang, Alex Munoz, and Jeremy Ivey, her husband. Price recorded at Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis.
Price is continuing to tour with dates opening for John Prine, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
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