Robbie Fulks & Sturgill Simpson Help Take the Country Insurgency to the...

Robbie Fulks & Sturgill Simpson Help Take the Country Insurgency to the Top of the Industry

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The nomination of Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth by the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year is not just about Sturgill Simpson. It is, but it isn’t. Obviously he deserves the credit for writing, composing, and performing the album that has become the critic’s pick for one the best of this last calendar year, but it’s the result of years and years of work by many individuals and entities that insisted that country and roots music could be done a different way than the well-ordered, stodgy, oligarchical approach of Nashville’s Music Row that have allowed Sturgill Simpson and his musical efforts to prosper.

For years, underground artists, independent…



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