I’ve mentioned about a dozen times that Sturgill has been one of the best follows on Instagram since this pandemic started, and all the dick daddy jokes and laughs aside, he’s actually out doing something to benefit the rest of the planet.
If you’ve been following the Dick Daddy saga, then you know that Sturgill put together some pretty cool merch to raise money for the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund, Nashville Tornado Relief, and the Special Forces Foundation. And then last week, Sturgill announced that if the fans could help him raise $200,000, he would perform a livestream concert, if he got $500,000 it would mean a new album this year, and a million bucks would get us TWO new albums this year.
And after a hard push to end the campaign, Sturgill clocked in at nearly a quarter of a million dollars, $230,000 to be exact, every dime going straight to charity.
“Welp, the weekend when we were meant to be playing 2 Nashville shows at Bridgestone Arena and a sold out Louisville arena show to end my tour just turned into the weekend where an extremely immature idea about a fake survival school based on dick jokes just raised $230,000.00 for Musicares Covid-19 Relief, Nashville Tornado Relief, and the Special Forces Foundation.
The music business can mostly shit and fall back in it but the music FANS are unbelievable.You guys rule. That’s all there is to it. The posters sold out in less than 12 hours helping you push past $200K. Not too bad for one week of fundraising and you guys have helped A LOT OF PEOPLE this week so be very proud of yourselves as you did this completely and all on your own!
Now, to some of my rich ass friends that ghosted out hard, y’all fair weather bitches got some explaining to do. I’d also like to point out that not a single one of the usual suspect music press outlets (Rolling Stone/ Pitchfork/ Paste/ American Songwriter /Uproxx /Fader /etc) that writes about me every time I fart or say something sensational or get the ‘Rona bothered posting one single word about our fundraising efforts here since we began..but you can bet your sweet asses that if I posted a vid today of myself sitting on the toilet giving a play by play of a white house press conference I’d be on CNN right now. I mean… just imagine how much money we could have raised if they’d all helped out and actually spread the word about something positive without me having to pay a publicist to ask them to. What a world it would be…
Now, I believe I owe you guys a properly prepared online concert… and a record… cause fuck it,..what else is there to do?!? Love Love Love all of you…and THAT is how Dick Daddy’ing is done.”
You hear that folks?
A virtual live performance is on the way, AND Sturgill will be putting out another record this year. Not to mention, Sturgill and his fans collectively raised a ton of money to help people that actually need it.
It’s a win all across the board.
Oh, and sending the message with the Rambo pic? Fucking gold.