Remember When Sturgill Simpson Busked Outside Of The CMA Awards Last Year?

With the CMA Awards just a day away, lets take a look back at some of the highlights from last year.

Like when Sturgill Simpson, with a Grammy in his guitar case, spent nearly an hour busking outside the awards ceremony, which he was not invited to. He performed “Turtles All the Way Down” and “Water in a Well” outside of Nashville’s Bridgestone Area, answered some controversial fan questions and gave fans a preview of what his acceptance speech would be if he ever won a CMA Award.

His acceptance speech would’ve went a little something like this:

“Nobody needs a machine gun. Coming from a guy who owns quite a few guns. Gay people should have the right to be happy and live their life any way they want to, and get married if they want to, without fearing getting drug down the road on a pickup truck. Black people are probably tired of getting shot in the streets, and getting enslaved by the industrial prison complex, and hegemony and racism is alive and well in Nashville, Tennessee. Thank you very much.”

He also revealed that if he was ever invited to perform, he would play Merle Haggard’s “Are The Good Times Really Over For Good,” however something tells me, we won’t ever get to see that.

Make a statement with the “That’s Not Country” shirt.

A person holding a trophy

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock