Margo Price continues to prove why country music desperately needs her.
Her powerful new video for “All-American Made” features no actors, just real life men and women living in the day-to-day struggles and successes of the American life.
“All across America we’ve got people who all really want the same thing but have a different way of getting there. They might have a couple fundamental, core values they disagree on, but at the heart of the matter, we’re all just humans living on this planet, trying to survive, trying to raise our kids and our families.”
Kimberly Stuckwisch and Carlos Lopez Estrada, co-founders of the production company Little Ugly, shot the video in eight cities across five states in nine days, highlighting individuals from all across these communities: Leona Tate, one of the first children to integrate into white schools in New Orleans, who now heads her own foundation in support of inner-city youths. Sherrell Street, an Indiana farmer dealing with the recent loss of his wife. The Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition from Price’s adopted hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Burnell Cotlon from the Lower 9th Ward in Louisiana, who put his life savings into revitalizing the neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina. Even Kimberly Stuckwisch’s own mother is featured, shown digging amongst the remaining rubble of their burnt down family home in Southern Indiana – having lost everything due to lack of insurance.
Says Stuckwisch: “We built a house on a flat bed truck where we see Margo cruising down highways throughout the United States. At one point, a wall breaks off and it opens her up to the world. The idea behind that was to show that we are all protected in our own little worlds, in our own houses. We have our idea of what the world is, what other people are. In the end of the video, we see Margo staring at the driver of the truck, and are left with the question….who is the driver? Who drives your fears, your hopes, your comfortability, your cultural perspective? Who is it that drives your life and what steps do you take to open up to the world and connect with other humans?”
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