Margo Price has announced an imaginative movie double-header to take place on December 2 at the Stardust Drive-In Theater, just outside Nashville. It’s titled A Perfectly Imperfect Night at The Movies and will comprise the premiere of the country-Americana star’s Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman, and the 2019 documentary on one of her own favorite artists, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.
Alongside the news, Price has released the Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman live album on all streaming platforms. It was captured at her 2018 show at the famed Nashville venue, which included guest appearances from Emmylou Harris (on “Wild Women”), Jack White (on “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap”), and Sturgill Simpson (on “Ain’t Livin’ Long Like This”). The album was first released as an exclusive on Bandcamp in the spring to raise money for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Beloved Nashville record store Grimey’s New & Pre-Loved Music, which recently hosted Kip Moore and his band’s live event, will also have Price’s live album for sale on vinyl at the movie screening, before its official December 4 physical release date.
In a further tie-in, the artist has shared live footage of her “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle) Medley” from the memorable show at the Ryman. The song sequence married her own “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle)” with Merle Haggard’s “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink” and Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River.”
The track “Hurtin’ (On The Bottle” was on Price’s first single in 2015, and was thus an early marker on a slow-burning career that sparked into life with the success of her 2016 album for Third Man Records, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. At the end of 2018, she was nominated as Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards, a title which went to Dua Lipa.
Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman can be bought here.