Sturgill Simpson

Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Postal Service and More Contribute New Songs to Voting Rights Compilation

If you thought the first Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, which featured R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Matt Berninger, Phoebe Bridgers and more…
Katherine Turman / September 30, 2020

Sturgill Simpson Tests Positive For COVID-19 a Month After Exhibiting Symptoms

Sturgill Simpson is the latest musician to test positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, the singer-songwriter revealed his diagnosis in an Instagram post, along…
Katrina Nattress / April 11, 2020

Sturgill Simpson Announces New Album, Anime Film Sound & Fury at Comic-Con

Last month, Sturgill Simpson released "The Dead Don’t Die," the original theme song for Jim Jarmusch’s zombie movie of the same name. Now, the country…
Julia Gray, Stereogum / July 21, 2019

Jim Jarmusch’s Messy The Dead Don’t Die Is Doomed by Cheap Political Symbolism

At this point, stock zombies of the George Romero vintage are as much a part of our American heritage as apple pie and state-sanctioned genocide. Jim…
Will Gottsegen / June 18, 2019

Watch Diarrhea Planet Bring Out Sturgill Simpson at Their “Final” Show With Jason Isbell

Diarrhea Planet called it quits over the summer, hosting a pair of farewell shows in their hometown of Nashville at the beginning of September. But…
Rob Arcand / October 28, 2018

Video: John Prine – “Knockin’ on Your Screen Door”

John Prine's intimate and often hilarious The Tree of Forgiveness, the singer-songwriter's first album of original songs in 13 years, came out in April, and rewards…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 10, 2018

Watch John Prine Play “Summer’s End” With Sturgill Simpson and Brandi Carlile on Colbert

John Prine's new album The Tree of Forgiveness is out today, and the acclaimed singer-songwriter celebrated with a performance on The Late Show With Stephen…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 13, 2018

Watch Chris Stapleton Bring Out Sturgill Simpson For His SNL Performance

Last night, Chris Stapleton was the featured musical guest on Saturday Night Live and for the performance, Stapleton was joined by Sturgill Simpson to play…
Rob Arcand / January 28, 2018

Sturgill Simpson Calls for Gun Control and Marriage Equality While Busking Outside of CMAs

The Country Music Association Awards are being held in Nashville right now. But Sturgill Simpson has never had much love for the country music establishment,…
Stereogum / November 8, 2017

Guns N’ Roses Are On Tour With a Completely Insane Set of Opening Acts

Last year, for the first time in over a decade, Guns N' Roses--the real Guns N' Roses, or a pretty good approximation of it--started playing…
Andy Cush / May 25, 2017

Grammys 2017: Watch Sturgill Simpson Perform “All Around You” With the Dap-Kings

Sturgill Simpson gave a rousing performance of his song "All Around You" at the Grammy Awards tonight, one of the highlights from his August LP A Sailor's Guide to Earth. He was…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 12, 2017

Grammys 2017 Winners: Adele Beats Beyoncé for Record, Album of the Year

The 2017 Grammy Awards took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles tonight. Adele was this year's big winner, taking home Album of the Year and Best…
Anna Gaca / February 12, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Watch Sturgill Simpson Perform on The Charlie Rose Show

Country star Sturgill Simpson was a guest on The Charlie Rose Show earlier this week and today a 30 minute video was released featuring the…
Sadie Bell / October 14, 2016

Sturgill Simpson’s ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’ Might Top This Week’s Albums Chart

Sturgill Simpson's third album, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, is shaping up to be his most successful. The project may sell approximately 45,000 equivalent album units in its…
Brian Josephs / April 21, 2016
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