Margo Price Reflects on Country Music’s Sexism in Her First New Song Since 2017, “Stone Me”Photo by Bobbi Rich Music News Margo Price
Wednesday night, country singer Margo Price debuted a brand new song on Full Frontal with Samatha Bee called “Stone Me.” The last music that Price had released was 2017’s All American Made.
“Stone Me” is absolutely connected to Price’s being maligned in the country music world, which has long been dominated by men and often chastises women artists who dare go against the grain—Price included.
“Through the mud and rain you can drag my name / You can say I’ve spent my life in vain / But I won’t be ashamed of what I am / For your judgement day I don’t give a damn,” is the powerful closing verse of the single.
Before Price’s performance, a segment of Full Frontal was dedicated to examining the sexism that is rife within the country music scene, from the Dixie Chicks’ anti-war sentiments to “tomato gate,” which references country radio stations lack of plays for women acts.
“You say tomato, I say fuck you,” said Price in the segment, clearly not interested in giving any validity to the sexist scandal.
Price, who is a Grammy nominee, has actually been blacklisted by a bunch of country music labels for her outspokenness about the overtly misogynistic culture within the industry.
“My music talked about real-life problems, and they just didn’t like what I had to say,” said Price in the segment. “But there are people in rural America who need to hear these songs, especially young women.”
You can listen to the studio version of “Stone Me” and watch Price perform the song on Full Frontal (along with the segment on sexism in the country music industry) below. You’ll find Price’s 2015 Daytrotter session further down.