Sturgill Simpson Signs With Atlantic for Major Label Debut
In a Facebook post, country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson officially announced that he has signed with Atlantic Records. Simpson independently released his previous two LPs, 2013’s ‘High Top Mountain’ and last year’s ‘Metamodern Sounds In Country Music.'
The good news follows Simpson’s already stellar 2014, during which he took home an Americana Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year and received a Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album. When the award show airs on Feb. 8, the Kentucky-born singer will be up against Roseanne Cash’s ‘The River & the Thread,’ Nickel Creek’s ‘A Dotted Line,’ John Hiatt’s ‘Terms of My Surrender’ and Keb’ Mo’s ‘Bluesamericana.’
Simpson is currently working on his third album with producer Dave Cobb, who also worked on ‘High Top Mountain’ and ‘Metamodern Sounds.’
“Sturgill is in his prime and we’re going to capitalize on that,” the producer told Rolling Stone in an interview. “We’re already doing something totally different, and it will probably make a lot of people mad.”