Bonnaroo 2017: 6 Best Country and Americana Moments

From Margo Price's triumphant midday set to Tucker Beathard's alt-rock country

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Margo Price

In November 2014, a then-unsigned Margo Price performed "This Town Gets Around" at an intimate Rolling Stone Country-presented club show in Nashville. Fast-forward to this past Sunday and the Illinois native was storming through the music-business takedown on one of Bonnaroo's two main stages. It's been nothing short of a rocket ride for Price, who harnessed that built-up energy for an equal parts swaggering and sexy Roo set, debuting new songs like "Paper Cowboy" and "Weakness," and rallying the crowd with Midwest Farmer's Daughter gems "Tennessee Song" and "Weekender." "Y'all stay hydrated out there," she warned fans sweltering on the sun-bleached lawn. "First year I came to Bonnaroo I almost passed out 'cause I smoked too much weed." While getting too high was a distinct possibility, there was no danger of Roo-ers nodding off from Price's show – especially during her whirling cover of Kristofferson's "Me and Bobby McGee." J.H.

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