Sturgill Simpson Performs On ‘Saturday Night Live’

Sturgill Simpson performed “Keep It Between The Lines” and “Call To Arms” on the January 14th episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” with host Felicity Jones.

The appearance on SNL’s debut episode of 2017 culminates a breakthrough year for Simpson following the release of his acclaimed new album, ‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’, which is nominated for “Album of the Year” and “Best Country Album” at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards. The awards show will be broadcast live on CBS from L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday, February 12th at 8/7 c.

Out now on Atlantic Records (get your copy here), ‘A Sailor’s Guide To Earth’ sold 55,000 units in its first week (with over 52,000 in pure albums sales) debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, #1 on the Billboard Current Albums chart, #1 on Billboard Current Digital Albums chart and #3 on the overall Billboard 200 chart. A Sailor’s Guide To Earth also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Vinyl Albums chart with over 9,400 copies sold.

Additionally, the album continues to receive overwhelming critical acclaim with recent “Best of 2016” coverage running at The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Salon, Billboard, The Atlantic, Paste, SPIN, American Songwriter among many others…

Sailor’s Guide is rowdier, more emotionally insular and also far more musically surprising, an album of raw country cut with rich and messy Southern soul and sleek orchestral bombast,” says the New York Times.

Simpson and his band recently wrapped an extensive sold-out national tour in support of the album. Of the recent show at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the Nashville Scene praises…

…Simpson’s performance was a statement: He was there to put in work, and put in work he did,” and went on to assert his, “…raw talent and a mastery of dynamics.”

Additionally, over the past year, Simpson has performed on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Conan,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Charlie Rose.”

For a complete list of tour dates and more information on Sturgill Simpson, visit his website and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


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