Sturgill Simpson: “It’s An Artist’s Responsibility To Make Music That Represents The World They Live In… And The World Is F*cked Up”

As we told you last week, Sturgill Simpson will be hitting the road on a full U.S tour in support of his new album, Sound & Fury. He’ll be taking Tyler Childers out on the road with him, but before he gets into that, he’s embarking on a small underplay tour with 100% of the proceeds going to the Special Forces Foundation.

He kicked that mini-tour off last week in Los Angeles, California, and just before a performance of “Mercury In Retrograde,” he shed some more light on the burning question in everybody’s mind… why did he make the record that he did? This intro might help you answer that question:

Don’t be surprised if the old shit sounds like the new shit, that’s just where things go these days, I don’t know. I believe it is an artist’s responsibility to make music that represents the world that they live in… and the world is fucked up. I wanted to make a record that sounded like the noise in my head when I watch the news.”

Mission accomplished.

Get the “That’s Not Country” shirt HERE.

Whiskey Riff is the most entertaining country site…ever.