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Sturgill Simpson rails against Music Row

Born and raised in Kentucky, Sturgill Simpson opted to first pursue a career in the military before becoming a singer-songwriter. After three years of serving in the U.S. Navy, Simpson formed a bluegrass band, Sunday Valley, to appease his love of music. He married his wife, Sarah, in 2010, and with her encouragement, the couple made the move to Nashville two years later, so that Simpson could become a full-time musician. Simpson released his debut album, ‘High Top Mountain’, in 2013; he followed it with the critically acclaimed ‘Metamodern Sounds in Country Music’ in 2014, signed with Atlantic Records in 2015 and released his third album, ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’, in 2016.

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Sturgill Simpson Performs Two ‘A Sailor’s Guide to Earth’ Tracks on ‘SNL’ [WATCH]

Sturgill Simpson took the 'Saturday Night Live' stage on Jan. 14, performing "Keep It Between the Lines" and "Call to Arms."

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Best Country Album 2017 Grammy Awards predictions
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POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards?

A readers' poll to determine who should win Best Country Album at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

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Top 10 Country Music Videos of 2016

Country music's stars brought their A-game in 2016 when it came to music videos.

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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Songs of 2016

The Boot counts down 2016's best Americana, alt-country and folk songs of 2016.

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Top 10 Americana, Alt-Country and Folk Albums of 2016

These past few years have brought with them some amazing releases from Americana, alt-country and folk artists, but 2016 might have been the best year yet.

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Sturgill Simpson Booked for ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sturgill Simpson will perform on 'Saturday Night Live' in January.

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Sturgill Simpson on 2017 Grammy Awards Nods: ‘This Is Much Bigger Than Me’

Sturgill Simpson opens up about his two Grammy Awards nominations.

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Top 10 Sturgill Simpson Songs

A list of Sturgill Simpson's 10 best songs.

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Country Stars Who Stand Up Against Cancer

There are many -- too many -- country stars who have had cancer or have been personally affected by it in some way. The truth is, almost everyone knows someone who's battling against the horrific disease, and it does not discriminate based on age, fame, fortune or even good health.

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Sturgill Simpson: ACM, CMA, Music Row ‘Don’t Walk It Like They Talk It’

Sturgill Simpson has amended his earlier comments about the ACM's new Merle Haggard Spirit Award and the genre's treatment of classic artists and sounds.

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