Sturgill Simpson to Release ‘Metamodern Sounds’ on Pink Vinyl for Cancer Research
Sturgill Simpson is going pink in the name of breast cancer research. His critically acclaimed record Metamodern Sounds in Country Music is one of 10 albums being re-released on pink vinyl at the end of September.
Simpson, along with Run the Jewels, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between the Burried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce the Veil and Primus, is part of this year's Ten Bands One Cause initiative. Last year, in its inaugural year, the project helped raise $30,000 for Gilda's Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. Gilda's Club, founded in 1995, is named after comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Gilda Radner, who passed away in 1989 from the disease.
The proceeds from Metamodern Sounds in Country Music and the nine other albums being pressed on pink vinyl this year will benefit the more than 4,200 men, women and children who attend free support groups throughout New York City; over 55 percent of attendees have a cancer diagnosis.
Simpson's record was released in April of 2014 and quickly became one of the top 10 most-played Americana albums in the country, alongside Rosanne Cash, Nickel Creek, Rodney Crowell and Old Crow Medicine Show, to name a few.
Last year's Ten Bands One Cause initiative included releases from Jason Isbell and Kellie Pickler, whose Southeastern and The Woman I Am, respectively, were among the records re-released on pink vinyl as part of the effort in 2014.
Simpson is currently on a fall tour and recently won big at the 2015 Americana Music Awards, where he claimed Artist of the Year and Song of the Year, the latter for his track “Turtles All the Way Down."
More information about Ten Bands One Cause 2015, including where to purchase the records, is available on the organization's website.