Sturgill Simpson Came Up With “Turtles All The Way Down” in a...

Sturgill Simpson Came Up With “Turtles All The Way Down” in a Motel Shower

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It was in a motel shower where Sturgill Simpson found the inspiration for what has gone on to become one of his most signature and iconic songs, and he almost injured himself rushing out of the shower to jot it down. This was one of the revelations that came out of a Q&A about songwriting that took place at the Grammy Museum in L.A. between Sturgill Simpson and John Prine on Tuesday evening (6-23).

The method of writing “Turtles All The Way Down” came up in a discussion about the challenges of writing songs and finishing them.

“Especially if you leave the song and try to go back to it. It’s really tough,” said John Prine. “I try to always remember that, and I…



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