American Made (song)

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"American Made"
Single by The Oak Ridge Boys
from the album American Made
B-side "The Cure for My Broken Heart"
Released February 1983
Format 7"
Genre Country
Length 2:42
Label MCA
Songwriter(s) Bob DiPiero
Pat McManus
Producer(s) Ron Chancey
The Oak Ridge Boys singles chronology
"Thank God for Kids"
"American Made"
"Love Song"
"Thank God for Kids"
"American Made"
"Love Song"

"American Made" is a song written by Bob DiPiero and Pat McManus, and recorded by American country music group The Oak Ridge Boys. It was released in February 1983 as the first single and title track from the album American Made. The song was The Oak Ridge Boys' seventh number one on the country chart. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of thirteen weeks on the country chart.[1] "American Made was also one of their biggest cross-over hits peaking at number seventy-two on the Hot 100.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1983) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[3] 72
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

In popular culture[edit]

"American Made" was later made into a TV commercial jingle for Miller Beer, with the line in the song's chorus being changed from "My baby is American made" to "Miller's made the American way."


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 251. 
  2. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for The Oak Ridge Boys.
  3. ^ "The Oak Ridge Boys – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for The Oak Ridge Boys.
Preceded by
"Dixieland Delight" by Alabama
Billboard Hot Country Singles number-one single
April 23, 1983
Succeeded by
"You're the First Time I've Thought About Leaving" by Reba McEntire