It all began when Sturgill Simpson was recognized in 2012 for his debut, High Top Mountain, which was self-funded and released. The rising of his sophomore album Metamodern Sounds In Country Music shows off his unique “Outlaw” type of musical talent and proves Sturgill is not your everyday country artist.
Sturgill grew up moving around the state of Kentucky and after graduating from college, joined the Navy for three years. Following that he moved to Japan and then back to Kentucky. Throughout his traveling the world, his passion for music became even greater. Sturgill says he developed inspiration from religious and historical books he has read. “I think there is a lot of room in country music for progression and sonic oscillation, which is what I wanted to explore," says Sturgill.
Some say Sturgill is the savior of traditional country music. “I’m just trying to save myself," he says.
“The Opry is a living testament to the heritage of American Country Music and that’s about as serious as anything can be.”