Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide” Was Almost Deemed Not Country Enough by...

Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide” Was Almost Deemed Not Country Enough by Grammy Awards

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On February 12th, Sturgill Simpson’s latest record A Sailor’s Guide to Earth will be up for two of the Grammy Awards’ biggest distinctions—Best Country Album, and Album of the Year. But in a new detailed report about the Grammy nomination process, it has been revealed that A Sailor’s Guide was almost stricken from contention for Best Country Album for not being country enough. The same report also lays to rest the speculation that A Sailor’s Guide was allowed to cut in line in front of more commercially-successful projects for Album of the Year consideration due to a controversial “wild-card” provision in the nomination process.

According to Billboard‘s deep…



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