Jason Isbell & Others Respond In Depth to Sturgill Simpson’s Comments

Jason Isbell & Others Respond In Depth to Sturgill Simpson’s Comments

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Now that some of the dust has settled since Sturgill Simpson made his inflammatory comments about the mistreatment of Merle Haggard on Monday (8-29), many others have taken the opportunity to weigh in on the matters on both sides of the country music cultural divide.

Nathan Poppe of News OK spoke to Jason Isbell on the subject ahead of a show the songwriter and Sturgill Simpson friend will play at the Criterion on September 12th.

You know Sturgill. He’s fired up. He speaks his mind,” Isbell said. “I mean, he’s not gotten any support from mainstream country, and I haven’t either. I’m happy they seem to care about Chris Stapleton a lot. Any time I see him getting…



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