Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson

Highest Rated: 82% Queen & Slim (2019)

Lowest Rated: 55% The Dead Don't Die (2019)

Birthday: Jun 08, 1978

Birthplace: Jackson, Kentucky, USA

Combining a love of vintage outlaw country with a mile-wide iconoclastic streak, Sturgill Simpson became one of the most successful and subversive alt country artists of the 2010s. Born in Jackson, Kentucky on June 8, 1978, Sturgill served three years in the Navy before eventually returning to Kentucky. In the 2000s he formed the band Sunday Valley, and after the group broke up he relocated to Nashville in 2012 to pursue a solo career. The next year he released his first album, High Top Mountain, produced by Dave Cobb, who would soon become alt country's most in-demand producer. With his Waylon-Jennings like baritone, he won fans for his updated version of the '70s outlaw sound, and the record made it to 31 in the country chart. For 2014's Metamodern Sounds in Country Music, Simpson took things further afield, writing sometimes-surreal, philosophical lyrics and cutting a country version of When In Rome's '80s synth-pop hit "The Promise." His audience widened considerably, as he landed on the pop charts and reached No. 8 on the country charts. Consequently, Simpson was picked up by Atlantic for 2016's A Sailor's Guide to Earth. Even more unconventional than its predecessor, it became his big breakthrough, taking the top spot on the country and rock charts, and making it to No. 3 on the pop charts. The follow-up, 2019's Sound and Fury, turned out to be Simpson's most unexpected musical detour so far, consisting mainly of synth-laden hard rock leavened by a couple of funk tunes. Somehow this postmodern ZZ Top move still managed to make it to No. 3 on the country charts, and the track "Sing Along" was Simpson's most successful single up to that point.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Materna Paul (Character) - 2020
55% 38% The Dead Don't Die Guitar Zombie (Character) $6.5M 2019
82% 92% Queen & Slim Police Officer Reed (Character) $43.8M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Hog Gut Top Hat (Character) - 2018

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2020 2018 2016
93% 53% I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman Guest 2018
80% 95% One Dollar Ken Fry (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Music Performer,
Guest
2018 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Artists Den Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 58% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2016 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Music Performer 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Austin City Limits Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Music City Roots: Live From the Loveless Cafe Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2014-2015

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