October 20th was a big day for music. Along with several others, Miss Margo Price released her second album, All American Made. I need you to be prepared because I going to make a couple of bold statements in this post and I’m going to need you to be ok with that.
I’m just going to jump right in and say that the only down side of her album is the release date. There were so many albums that were released that day, it almost makes it hard to pick what to listen to first. Don’t get me wrong, in terms of sales, the girl isn’t doing bad at all. I am actually really impressed at how well the album is doing. It’s a great record. I guess I just mention the release date because I wanted this album to have the whole spotlight, not shared with other really good albums.
I’m actually excited to see what this album does for her career because it’s such a good country album. Far better than 99% of what is currently being called “country” out of Nashville. I’m almost inclined to call her the female Stapleton (here’s my big statement- gasp- and move on) because of how much talent she has while giving the fans such a true country sound. I wish there were more of this style of country music coming out and dominating like the charts like this one is.
I want a resurgence of this classic country music sound and I think album will just add gasoline to the fire that is real country music. That’s part of why I want this album to get more and more traction. It deserves to be hard. I’m so tired of hearing crap country rap songs being passed off as country because they use words like fishing, boots or truck. There is so much more to country music than pandering. Price’s album sounds country and she doesn’t need to write crap songs about farm life. She proves that country can still be art.
You can pick up her album or stream it here.