Sturgill Simpson Brought The Bluegrass To The Grand Ole Opry Last Night

There was one helluva show at the Grand Ole Opry last night.

“They didn’t tell me when I agreed to do this that I’d have to follow John Prine, but we’re going to do the best we can.”

Sturgill Simpson finally returned to the Grand Ole Opry, and even though he had to follow a legend like John Prine, he brought some killer bluegrass flavor to the stage with performances of a couple old Stanley Brothers tunes, accompanied by a stellar bluegrass string band.

He also treated fans to performances of his hits, “Long White Line” and “The Promise.”

We hopefully can expect a new album from Sturgill Simpson at some point later this year, however, it probably won’t sound too much like this. On Sarah Silverman’s Hulu show, I Love You, America, Sturgill revealed that his 4th album was finished but it was definitely not a country album. Still, when Sturgill is standing in that iconic circle, you can always count on him to honor the legacy of country music. A class act.

“Long White Line”

“One for the ladies…. they’re all for the ladies,” he joked before diving into a performance of “The Promise.”

“Sharecropper’s Son” by The Stanley Brothers.

Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.