Who the Heck is Sturgill Simpson?
Sturgill Simpson is having a banner year. The country artist is nominated for several Grammy awards--including Album of the Year-- and is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend. He garnered national press last year when his feud with the CMA's went public, yet many people still have no clue who he is. I'm here to help y'all, because Sturgill Simpson is the man.
I'm a HUGE fan of Sturgill, and I had the pleasure of attending his sold-out show at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham this past September. He brought the house down with his brand of bad-*ss country and rock-and-roll.
Have you ever listened to contemporary country and wished for the swagger of OG outlaws like Merle, Willie, Johnny, or Hank? Sturgill's the answer, y'all. Check out a few of my fave Sturgill tunes below--and then tune in to SNL this weekend, 'cause I know Sturgill is going to put on a hell of a show!