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RECORDED AT SAM PHILLIPS’ AT establishment in Memphis with an ample cast that comes on like a latter-day Nashville A-Team, All American Made oozes class and pedigree. “Everything I say/Somebody says they said it first,” sings Price on the politically-charged title track, but these songs penned with husband/guitar foil Jeremy Ivey are full of inventive pay-offs and earthy storylines, Price channelling her antecedents, yet treading fresh ground. If Cocaine Cowboys packs something of the white, rodeo funk of Glen Campbell’s take on Southern Nights, and the country-soul groove of A Little Pain is just perfect, Learning To Lose, a duet with Willie Nelson, is a tad hamstrung by an ungainly tangle of vocals. Even it, though, is redeemed by its gorgeously subtle ending, and All American Made maintains Price’s status as honky-tonk’s most compelling new flame.