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10 Artists Who Defined Outlaw Country

In 1976, RCA Records released <i>Wanted! The Outlaws</i>. That album featured four artists who at the time didn’t have much to actually do with the label, …

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Sharon Jones is not to be messed with on her final album, 'Soul of a Woman'

Sharon Jones struggled as a singer for too long to let anything interfere with her success when it finally arrived. That’s the impression you get from “Soul of a Woman,” the final album this tough, leather-lunged R&B belter made before she died in 2016 of pancreatic cancer.<p>Due Friday, nearly a year …

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Unpacking the Ultimate Impact of Sturgill Simpson’s 2017 CMA Awards Moment

Sturgill Simpson and his busking set outside of the CMA Awards will be forever etched into not just the memory of the 51st Annual CMA Awards, it will …

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Country music is way cooler than you think

Go and grab some gingham and get some pedal steel guitar in your ears.<p>There are many things that are not badass. Jacob Rees-Mogg, for example, is not …

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Watch Van Morrison Perform At The Americana Honors & Awards

This past September at the 16th annual Americana Honors & Awards ceremony in Nashville, the Americana Music Association handed out a number of prestigious awards for Album of the Year (<i>A Sailor's Guide To Earth</i> by Sturgill Simpson), Artist of the Year (John Prine), Emerging Artist of the Year …

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Pot Of Gold Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

The 2018 Pot Of Gold Music Festival will take place March 16 – 18 at Rawhide Western Town & Event Center in Chandler, Arizona. Organizers have …

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How a Nashville 'Last Waltz' Tribute Lobbies for Musicians' Healthcare

Annual East Nashville concert, featuring Little Bandit, Kelsey Waldon, raises awareness for the underinsured<p>The closeness within the country music …

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Faith Hill And Tim McGraw Take Aim At The NRA And Demand Gun Control

"It’s not about the Second Amendment."<p>Country stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are voicing their support for gun control.<p>In a new interview with Billboard, conducted less than two weeks after the shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Harvest Festival that left almost 60 people killed and hundreds …

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A Major Country Star Busked Outside the Country Music Awards in Protest and People Loved It

The Country Music Association Awards took place in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night, but there was one star of the genre who never …

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How the Country Music Awards tried, and failed, to sidestep political sentiment

At this year’s awards, country music got political — relatively speaking.<p>A week before the 51st CMA Awards, the Country Music Association all but ensured its annual awards show would become politicized by demanding it not be politicized.<p>On November 2, the organization issued media guidelines …

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Sturgill Simpson’s Outlaw Streak Extended To His Dream Tour — And Fans Are Loving It

Hope i live long enough to see this become a thing. #SturgillSimpson @JasonIsbell @MissMargoPrice @ChrisStapleton pic.twitter.com/QEDD9uGEkZ— Adam Reyes (@adam_reyes87) November 9, 2017<p>Last night Sturgill Simpson took his outlaw nature to new heights when he stood outside the CMA Awards to busk in …

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Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside CMA Awards

Country musician Sturgill Simpson skipped the CMA Awards being held last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Instead, the guitarist set up …

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Country star Sturgill Simpson trolls CMAs

The star of the 51st Country Music Association Awards wasn’t even in the building.<p>Sturgill Simpson trolled country music’s cronies by busking outside …

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Sturgill Simpson busks outside the CMA Awards to benefit the ACLU: Watch

<i>Photo by ​Adam Gold</i>Sturgill Simpson has won four Americana Music Awards trophies and took home this year’s Best Country Album Grammy for <i>A Sailor’s</i> …

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Sturgill Simpson Busks for the ACLU • chorus.fm

<b>Sturgill Simpson</b> busked for the ACLU outside last night’s Country Music Awards. He also took questions from fans and passersby. When asked what his …

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Watch Sturgill Simpson Protest The CMAs By Busking Right Outside The Arena

Last year, Sturgill Simpson rather infamously took umbrage with the way the Association of Country Music chose to go about their Merle Haggard Spirit Award, issuing some scathing critiques of mainstream country in general in the process. And, he also (rightly) predicted he wouldn’t win any CMAs …

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The True Spirit Of Country Music Is Sturgill Simpson Calling Trump ‘A Fascist F**king Pig’

The Grammy winner sang outside the CMAs to make his point.<p>Sturgill Simpson has spent his entire career in country music bucking Nashville’s establishment kingmakers. An outlaw in the mold of Merle Haggard, the singer infuses his music with everything from Buddhist-sounding contemplations of life’s …

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Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside CMA Awards, Brings His Grammy

Below, see photos by <i>Scene</i> staffer Daniel Meigs and watch the video of Sturgill's Facebook Live stream, filmed by Adam Gold.

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Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside the CMAs, Calls Donald Trump a "Fascist"

Busking outside country music's biggest night, Simpson called Donald Trump a "fascist fucking pig" and raised $13 for the ACLU.<p>Sturgill Simpson didn’t take a seat inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for last night’s Country Music Awards—he wasn't invited, and wasn't even sure that he submitted …

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Sturgill Simpson Mocks CMAs by Busking for ACLU Outside Ceremony (Watch)

Country-music iconoclast Sturgill Simpson may have won Best Country Album at the Grammy Awards in February but he’s no fan of the establishment: …

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Sturgill Simpson Staged His Own Performance Outside the CMA Awards—and No One Noticed

He certainly had some controversial things to say.<p>Lots of country singers turned out for the 51st Annual Country Music Association Awards in …

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Sturgill Simpson Slams 'Fascist' Donald Trump Outside CMA Awards

Sturgill Simpson made one of the most interesting appearances during the 2017 CMA Awards on Wednesday night (Nov. 8), but he didn't show up on stage …

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Watch Sturgill Simpson busk outside the Country Music Association Awards - Blog | q

The Country Music Association Awards were held last night and, as expected, there was a political undertone to the evening.<p>The CMA Awards had a …

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The Biggest Takeaways from Sturgill Simpson’s Busking Set at the 2017 CMA Awards

As the CMA Awards were transpiring Wednesday (11-8) night inside the Bridgestone Arena, Sturgill Simpson decided to take his guitar, his Grammy for …

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Will Chris Stapleton follow another CMA win for Album of the Year with a Grammy nomination?

<b>Chris Stapleton</b> pulled off a slight upset at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, November 8, by winning Album of the Year …

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Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside The Bridgestone Arena… With Grammy In Guitar Case

Gotta love it.<p>Whether you agree or not with the current state of affairs in country music, you have to admit that this guy is on another level.<p>With …

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Royals Rumblings - News for November 9, 2017

Joe Posnanski posits the question can Eric Hosmer field?<p>And so, while watching him I find that I WANT him to be a great defensive player. There is …

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Country Artist Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside The CMA Awards In Nashville Protest — ‘Because Fascism Sucks’

Sturgill Simpson is a critically acclaimed country artist, and also something of a Nashville renegade.<p>Simpson proved that by making a special …

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