Sturgill Simpson Signs With Atlantic Records
Sturgill Simpson's recent success has also brought him a new record deal.
Since the release of 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,' which is up for Best Americana Album at the 2015 Grammy Awards, Simpson has been courted by a number of record labels, but the Kentucky-native has officially joined Atlantic Records, which is part of Warner Music Group.
Simpson used Thirty Tigers, which enables artists to own their own labels, to release his first two solo albums. The singer has already started work on his third release with producer Dave Cobb at Nashville's Sound Emporium studio, but a release date for the project has not been announced.
Though the official label announcement just happened, Atlantic started dropping hints that they has signed Simpson earlier this year. On Jan. 7, the label released a list of their artists set to play at California's Coachella festival and included Simpson's name.
Simpson is scheduled to perform at Coachella as well as its country cousin, Stagecoach, and at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. In addition to the Grammy nod, 'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music' also landed at No. 10 on the Top 100 list of most-played Americana album of 2014.