Sturgill Simpson Clarifies ACM Facebook Rant

Sturgill Simpson Clarifies ACM Facebook Rant

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Just hours after he roundly criticized the ACM in a scathing Facebook post, Sturgill Simpson posted an update clarifying his remarks.

The critically acclaimed singer-songwriter turned to Facebook to vent on Monday (Aug. 29), after reading about the new ACM award intended to celebrate the legacy of Merle Haggard. Simpson lambasted the ACM and other members of the country music establishment, saying they have “hitched their wagon to his name” despite knowing that Haggard did not care for them.

“If the ACM wants to actually celebrate the legacy and music of Merle Haggard, they should drop all the formulaic cannon fodder bulls–t they’ve been…



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