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Esquire: Country Music's Savior Just Made an R&B Record

on April 1, 2016 - 12:00am

COUNTRY JESUS is a lousy nickname to saddle a guy with, even someone who so effortlessly possesses Waylon Jennings’s imposing baritone and Willie Nelson’s cosmic aura. Precious few are the traditionalists who manage to sound instantly relevant, and Sturgill Simpson runs in that rare pack.  But for a few years now, it’s seemed like the only one resistant to baptizing Sturgill Simpson Our Savior of Traditional Country Music has been Sturgill Simpson.

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NY Times: Sturgill Simpson, a Genuine Alternative to Alt Country

on March 31, 2016 - 12:00am

One recent afternoon at Jack Brown’s, a burger joint in a quickly gentrifying industrial stretch known as Germantown north of this city’s downtown, Sturgill Simpson announced, “I’m grateful to all the non-risk-takers,” then settled in and ordered a double cowboy burger with fries.

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Salon: Sturgill Simpson’s Brilliant Nirvana Cover - Country singer breathes new life into “In Bloom”

on March 24, 2016 - 5:30pm

Sturgill Simpson, the Kentucky-reared singer whose voice is often compared to Waylon Jennings’, is at the point of crossing over to a broader audience. He started as a cult favorite with the old-fashioned songs on “High Top Mountain” but his reputation has been building rapidly. He’s already received tons of publicity for the upcoming album, “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” his first on a major label, and it could be big.  Read more here.

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The Wall Street Journal: Listen to Sturgill Simpson’s Country Take on Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’

on March 24, 2016 - 5:27pm

The song appears on his upcoming album 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth.' 

Country singer Sturgill Simpson is gearing up to release his new album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” on April 15. Simpson has said the album is a letter to his young son who was born in 2014, and features eight new originals along with this rendition of Nirvana’s “In Bloom.” The song is featured in the middle of the album as the fifth track. Click here to read more.

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Rolling Stone: Sturgill Simpson on Staying Country, Covering Nirvana on New Album

on March 21, 2016 - 12:00am

"I'm never going to make anything other than a country record," says Simpson of upcoming LP 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth'

When Sturgill Simpson released "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)," the first single off his eagerly awaited new album A Sailor's Guide to Earth, it illustrated an evolution of Simpson's psychedelic country sound. With a greasy Seventies blues-rock vibe and touches of organ, the song could even suggest a departure from the country genre — a misguided notion that tickles Simpson.