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Sturgill Simpson

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You Can Have the Crown Sturgill Simpson 02:50
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Breakers Roar Sturgill Simpson 02:29
Life of Sin Sturgill Simpson 02:17
Just Let Go Sturgill Simpson 03:02
Big Time Angel Olsen, Sturgill Simpson 04:07
I Don't Mind Sturgill Simpson 04:29
All Around You Sturgill Simpson 03:09
Oh Sarah Sturgill Simpson 03:05

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Prologue
Ol' Dood (Part I)
One in the Saddle, One on the Ground
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Biography

Sturgill Simpson got pegged
as an outlaw country artist, but proved to be such an that outlaw he won’t
accept that label, or any other. Born June 8, 1978 in Jackson, Kentucky, he
moved to Oregon in his late teens and served three years in the United States
Navy. After the end of his bluegrass band Sunday Valley, he moved to Nashville
and in 2013 recorded his first solo album, High Top Mountain. A
collection of original honky-tonk anthems that made Simpson sound like the heir
apparent to Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, it peaked at number 31 on the
Billboard Country Music Chart. His second album 2014’s Metamodern Sounds in
Country Music
, was a trippy take on traditional country, an approach made
explicit on the album’s debut single, the philosophically minded “Turtles
(All the Way Down)”
. The LP reached number 8 on the Country Chart and
earned him his a Grammy Award nomination for Best Americana Album. He signaled
his sonic ambitions with 2016’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth. A song cycle
about becoming a father, Simpson utilized R&B horns, did a countrified cover
of Nirvana’s “In Bloom”, and worked up a raucous anti-military anthem
with “Call to Arms”. He was rewarded with a Grammy nomination for Album
of the Year. Never one to repeat himself, Simpson’s 2019 LP, Sound &
Fury
, was steeped in sleazy 70s boogie rock, blues, and metal, and it was
released with an anime film that used the album as a soundtrack. After
surviving the Covid-19 virus in 2020, Simpson hired some of the best bluegrass
session players in the world and put out Cuttin’ Grass, Vol 1: The Butcher
Shoppe Sessions
, which offered traditionalist bluegrass renditions of 20
songs from throughout Simpson’s catalogue, some reaching all the way back to
his days in Sunday Valley. Released two months later, Cuttin' Grass, Vol 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions continued the experiment featuring many songs from A Sailor's Guide to Earth as well as some earlier compositions.