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COUNTRY | Margo Price

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If there's any question that real country music is alive and well, the proof is in singer-songwriter Margo Price. Nashville's adopted daughter put in more than a decade of hard work leading up to the success of her debut solo album, "Midwest Farmer's Daughter," out on Third Man Records. Price's songs often comment on forgotten rural communities, like the small Illinois town where she grew up, and her music has all the authenticity and twang of the likes of George Jones and Dolly Parton, while writing from a fearlessly progressive point of view. On her most recent album, "All American Made," Price uses a powerful collection of protest songs to challenge old conventions that permit sexism and racism. Steeped in the tradition of the golden age of country music comes a brave and celebrated new voice.

Margo Price will play Friday, April 20, at Del Lago, 1133 State Route 414, Waterloo. 8 p.m. $20-$45. dellagoresort.com; margoprice.net.