64th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Best Country Album
The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita
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Through the 65th GRAMMY Awards
"As long as I put art before business, I'll just let love lead the way."
- Born John Sturgill Simpson on June 8, 1978, in Jackson, Kentucky.
- Sturgill Simpson's third studio album, 2015's A Sailor's Guide To Earth, became his first to crack the Top 5, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. The album also topped the Top Country Albums chart.
- The singer/songwriter earned his first GRAMMY for Best Country Album at the 59th GRAMMY Awards for A Sailor's Guide To Earth, which was also a contender for Album Of The Year. He made his GRAMMY stage debut that same year, performing "All Around You" with the Dap Kings.
- A beneficiary of the GRAMMY Effect, Simpson saw a 346 percent increase in streaming on Spotify following his win for Best Country Album and performance at the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
- In June 2016, Simpson participated in Up Close & Personal With John Prine & Sturgill Simpson. The GRAMMY Museum program featured a question-and-answer session with Simpson and Prine, with topics including their creative processes and songwriting.
- Simpson was a performer at the 2016 installment of Farm Aid, an annual benefit concert that raises funds to assist farmers in the United States.