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Spin: Sturgill Simpson Preps a Son of a Sailor on ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’

  • Spin: Sturgill Simpson Preps a Son of a Sailor on ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’
    April 15, 2016

    At age 37 and only three records into his career, Sturgill Simpson carries with him a sack of lore. He’s the guy who wrote 400 emails to music insiders in Nashville trying to get his foot in the door, the first country singer to sing about taking DMT, and maybe, most perniciously, the outsider who makes country music for people who don’t like country music. It’s possible to peg Simpson as an agent of subversion, the “alt” to mainstream country, but it doesn’t do him full justice.  Click here for more.

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on April 15, 2016 - 12:00am

At age 37 and only three records into his career, Sturgill Simpson carries with him a sack of lore. He’s the guy who wrote 400 emails to music insiders in Nashville trying to get his foot in the door, the first country singer to sing about taking DMT, and maybe, most perniciously, the outsider who makes country music for people who don’t like country music. It’s possible to peg Simpson as an agent of subversion, the “alt” to mainstream country, but it doesn’t do him full justice.  Click here for more.