Sturgill Simpson is a famous American country music singer-songwriter and actor. Sturgill is famous for singing songs in various genres like Outlaw Country, Country, Blues Rock, and Bluegrass.
He was born on June 8, 1978. Simpson is 39 years old and was born in Jackson, Kentucky, United States. His full name is John Sturgill Simpson.
|Real Name||John Sturgill Simpson|
|Stage Name||Sturgill Simpson|
|Date of Birth||June 8, 1978.|
|Birth Place||Jackson, Kentucky, United States|
|Age||43 years old|
|Record Labels||Loose Music, Elektra Records|
|Height (approx.)||5 ft 8 inches|
|Weight (approx.)||75 kg|
|Children||Three, Name – N/A|
|Net Worth||$5 Million|
Where was Sturgill Simpson born?
Sturgill Simpson was born on June 8, 1978, in Jackson, Kentucky, United States. He moved to Versailles, outside Lexington with his family due to his father’s work.
In seventh grade, his parents divorced and during high school, he experimented with LSD and sold drugs.
John was enlisted in the United States Navy in his senior year, worked in the Combat Information Center of a frigate, spent some time in Japan, lived in Everett, Seattle, Washington where he waited tables at IHOP, and then moved back to his home at Lexington, Kentucky.
Why is Sturgill Simpson famous for?
Sturgill Simpson is a famous American country music singer-songwriter and actor. He is famous for singing songs in various genres like Outlaw Country, Country, Blues Rock, and Bluegrass.
In 2004, John Sturgill Simpson formed a Country/Rock band named Sunday Valley. The band performed at the Pickathon Festival in Portland, Oregon.
But he was not pursuing a music career rather focusing on building a career at a Salt Lake City railroad freight-shipping yard for Union Pacific Railroad.
He succeeded at managing Union Pacific Railroad but his wife and friends convinced him to focus on songwriting and building a potential music career.
Simpson started playing on local open mics and gigs, toured and made albums with Sunday Valley and in 2012 he moved to Nashville with his wife when the group disbanded.
High Top Mountain
Sturgill’s debut album was released in 2013 named High Top Mountain. It was a self-funded and self-released album.
Simpson’s second album titled Metamodern Sounds in Country Music was released in 2014.
His single was “Living the Dream” and was described as the unconventional relationship between traditionalism and new ways of thinking.
The album received a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album and was ranked as one of the ten bests of the year by The New York Times.
After the hit of the album, Simpson made a television appearance on July episode of the Late Show with David Letterman, playing “Life of Sin”, on a September episode of Conan playing “Living the Dream”,
on an October episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon playing “Turtles All the Way Down”, on a December episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers playing “The Promise”,
on February episode of The Late Show and Conan playing “Long White Line” in 2015 and on April episode of the same show playing “Just Let Go”.
Sturgill’s tracks and covers were featured in the HBO series The Leftover, in HBO’s series Watchmen and in Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger-produced TV show, Vinyl.
Third Album and Grammy Nomination
Simpson’s third album was A Sailor’s Guide to Earth released on April 15, 2016, and its first track was “Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” which has been described as heartfelt.
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Country Album at the 59th Grammy Awards produced by Sturgill himself.
After Grammy nominations, Simpson started touring and also helped produce Tyler Childers’ 2017 album Purgatory.
On September 27, 2019, Simpson released his fourth album Sound and Fury, released his first bluegrass album, titled Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions on October 16, 202.0, and released Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2 on December 11, 2020.
Sturgill Simpson has debuted an acting career in the indie film Orca Park in 2011. He has appeared in Black Hog Gut in 2018, in CBS All Access television series One Dollar in several episodes.
Along with that in the theme song of the horror-comedy movie The Dead Don’t Die as “Sturgill Zombie”, in the movie Queen & Slim as a police officer, in the horror movie The Hunt, and as a supporting role in the drama film Materna.
In an interview, Simpson has said that he did not have the foggiest idea of how to hustle his music as it was a total bust.
What is the height of Sturgill Simpson?
Simpson stands at a height of height 5 ft 8 inches tall and weighs about 75 kg. Simpson’s zodiac sign is Gemini. His hair is brown in color and the eyes of Simpson are blue in color.
Sturgill attended Woodford County High School and as he was not a great student he barely graduated from the school.
The hobbies of Sturgill Simpson are unknown. If we get any information about Sturgill’s hobbies, we will update it soon.
Who is Sturgill Simpson dating now?
Sturgill is married to Sarah. Sturgill Simpson and Sarah Simpson have three children together whose names are kept private. There is no information about how they met and how they got married.
Sturgill Simpson was born in Kentucky, United States alongside his parents. Simpson’s mother’s name is unknown but was a secretary.
His father’s name is also unknown but was a Kentucky State Police Trooper and worked undercover in the narcotics department. He does not have any siblings as he was Simpson’s only child.
What is the net worth of Sturgill Simpson?
Sturgill Simpson is a famous American country music singer, songwriter, and actor. Sturgill Simpson is not available on social media.
He has earned a decent amount from singing and songwriting. Simpson’s net worth as of 2022 is unknown but is estimated to be 1 million USD to 5 million USD.
- Sturgill was not a great student and was involved in drugs
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic rated Simpson’s first album High Top Mountain 3 and a half stars out of 5
- Simpson was compared to Waylon Jennings
- He wrote and performed the theme song to the Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger-produced TV show, Vinyl named Sugar Daddy
- Simpson worked on Country Squire with Childers.
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