Sturgill Simpson is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Jackson, Kentucky. He is best known for his Grammy-nominated, critically acclaimed albums such as A Sailor's Guide to Earth (2016), Metamodern Sounds in Country Music (2014), and High Top Mountain (2013). He is also well-known for his songwriting collaborations with the likes of Zac Brown, John Prine, and Jason Isbell.
Sturgill Simpson began his music career in the late 2000s with a series of independently released EPs and albums. He released his first full-length album, High Top Mountain, in 2013 and it quickly gained critical acclaim for its blend of traditional country, bluegrass, and alternative rock influences.
In 2016, Simpson released A Sailor's Guide to Earth, a concept album that earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album. The album's lead single, "Brace for Impact (Live a Little)", earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.
In addition to his solo work, Simpson has collaborated with a number of notable musicians. He has written songs with Zac Brown Band, John Prine, and Jason Isbell, and performed with The Allman Brothers Band, The Who, and Billy Joe Shaver.
An interesting fact about Sturgill Simpson is that he is a U.S. Navy veteran. He served in the Navy for four years before deciding to pursue a career in music.