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Sturgill Simpson performs onstage during day two of the Boston Calling Music Festival at Boston City Hall Plaza on September 26, 2015

Sturgill Simpson Fears Backlash After Criticizing ACM’s Merle Haggard Spirit Award

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Earlier today, Sturgill Simpson criticized the Academy of Country Music for coming up with an award based on the late musical legend Merle Haggard, which was later on given to Miranda Lambert. After sharing the post, Simpson admitted that he is aware of the repercussions of his actions.READ MORE

Sturgill Simpson performs onstage during day 3 of the Firefly Music Festival

Sturgill Simpson Releases Heavy New Single 'Brace for Impact' Ahead of New Album

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Sturgill Simpson broke down the barriers of country music and broke out with his 2014 album Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, and now he's looking to expand once again. After mysteriously changing his Twitter banner and icon earlier this week, on Thursday (March 3), Simpson finally announced his new album A Sailor's Guide to Earth and unveiled its first new song, the ravage "Brace for Impact."READ MORE

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones performs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

HBO's Vinyl Unveil's Soundtrack Vol. 1 Tracklist, Weekly Release Schedule

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HBO's new show about rock and roll in the 1970s, Vinyl has unveiled the tracklist for the first volume of songs that will appear on the series' soundtrack. In addition to the first batch of music that features the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Ty Taylor, Otis Redding and the show's fictional band Nasty Bits, there will be shorter EPs released weekly with music from each episode.READ MORE

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Sturgill Simpson Covers Led Zeppelin and Roy Orbison, Breaks up Fight at Nashville Show: WATCH

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On the second night of Sturgill Simpson's three night, sold out stint at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, he covered Led Zeppelin's "When the Levee Breaks," Roy Orbison's "Crying" and broke up a fight.READ MORE

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Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell Cover Terry Allen's 'Amarillo Highway'

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Anti-bro country advocates and even some lovers of pop country point to Sturgill Simpson and Jason Isbell as the poster boys of a new modern country/Americana sound and last night we got a taste of what their combined talents can do. The two country singer-songwriters came together for a cover of Terry Allen's "Amarillo Highway."READ MORE

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Sturgill Simpson Covers The Osborne Brothers' "Listening To The Rain" on 'Austin City Limits'

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Sturgill Simpson is the latest artist featured on the PBS series Austin City Limits, celebrating its 41st season this month. He performed alongside Asleep At The Wheel, back for yet another performance. Simpson closed the show out with a vicious cover of The Osborne Brothers' bluegrass standard "Listening To The Rain," which morphed into T-Rex's "The Motivator."READ MORE

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Chris Stapleton and Kelsea Ballerini's CMA Nominations Show Changing Country Music Scene

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The CMA Awards are an extravagant event showcasing the talent of today's top country stars and awarding the up-and-coming musicians soon to dominate one of the country's most popular genres of music. The fact that artists like Chris Stapleton and Kelsea Ballerini are talked about in coveted categories such as Album of the Year and New Artist of the Year alongside mainstay talents Little Big Town and Jason Aldean speaks to the changing state of country music.READ MORE

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Merle Haggard Blasts Bro-Country Music Saying "I Don't Find No Substance"

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Merle Haggard is a legend and grandfather to country music, but he doesn't much care for where the genre has gone these days as he blasts so-called bro-country saying "I don't find no substance," referring to songs written about "screwing on a pickup tailgate."READ MORE

Waylon Jennings

Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Eric Church and More Playing Waylon Tribute

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Austin, TX will host a star-studded tribute to Waylon Jennings on July 6 as Willie Nelson, Eric Church, Kacey Musgraves and more will come together for "OUTLAW: Celebrating the Music of Waylon Jennings."READ MORE

Florence + The Machine performs at GovBall 2015

Governors Ball 2015: Best, Worst & Biggest Moments from Deadmau5, Florence + The Machine, The War on Drugs & More

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It's Monday morning now, and Governors Ball 2015 has finally come to an end. Over the weekend of June 5, countless rock, EDM and rap acts took to the stage at New York's City's Randall's Island to play for crowds of adoring fans. But, with the best of the fest which ranges from free chips to Florence + The Machine to SBTRKT, we also got sound issues, long lines for burgers and big ol' mud pits. In all its glory, Music Times was there to take in it all. See our best of the fest superlatives!READ MORE

Courtney Barnett on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, performing 'Avant Gardener'

Newport Folk Festival 2015 Reveals Part 1 of Lineup, Featuring Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson, Laura Marling and More

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The Newport Folk Festival has released the first half of its lineup—borrowing from the trend in EDM of releasing lists of performers in "phases"—announcing that Courtney Barnett, Sturgill Simpson and Dinosaur Jr's J Mascis will be among the performers. Granted, none of the performers named thus far will serve as headliners, but the list should tide over those waiting for information on the long-running Rhode Island music festival.READ MORE

Dev Hynes, Philip Glass and Wayne Coyne.

Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and More Bring Down Carnegie at Tibet House Benefit Concert [VIDEO]

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The Tibet House Benefit Concert has long been one of the more popular charity events held in the music industry on a yearly basis and once again the lineup seemed to be a good one: The Flaming Lips, Miley Cyrus and Patti Smith were among the headliners.READ MORE

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New Orleans Jazz Fest Lineup Announcement: Elton John, The Who, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga Among Headliners

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New Orleans' Signature music event, Jazz Fest, recently released its 2015 lineup and, as always, it is a laundry list of talent spanning all genres. Elton John, Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga and The Who are among this year's headliners. Wilco, Ryan Adams and Hozier are also on the bill.READ MORE

New Year's Eve at Time Square.

7 Renditions of "The Promise" to Celebrate Your New Year's Resolution: Bruce Springsteen, When In Rome, Tracy Chapman and More

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Ugh, Day one of a new year. By this point we've already broken our new year's resolution, if only to recover from the hangover we're enduring to last year's last minute binge. Congratulations to you if you actually come through and accomplish your goals for 2015. Plenty of bands have made a promise, or "The Promise" to be specific. Here are a few examples, from Bruce Springsteen to When In Rome.READ MORE

Jack White / Beck

Music Times 10 Best Albums of 2014; St. Vincent, The War on Drugs, Jack White & More...Who Takes No. 1?

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Glares were exchanged. Words were said that can't be taken back. Punches weren't quite thrown, although two Music Times editors (that won't be named) did engage in a karate chop battle reminiscent of the Clark Griswold vs. Plastic Lawn Reindeer battle of '91. When all was said and done however, the staff had managed to narrow a list of 943 albums down to a mere 10. Old standards like Jack White and Beck proved that their status within the music community was intact, and newer, much buzzed about acts including Sturgill Simpson proved themselves worthy of consideration during the previous 12 months.READ MORE

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