Sturgill Simpson Blasts CMA Awards For Completely Ignoring John Prine: “Two Seconds”

The 54th Annual CMA Awards were tonight, and while there was a few bright spots (Eric Church winning Entertainer of the Year, Chris Stapleton performing, Luke Combs having a well-deserved big night), the energy was lacking in a half empty room and some of the performances just didn’t make sense.

Like Old Dominion’s tribute to Urban Cowboy… with Johnny Lee and Mickey Gilley in the crowd. And while they honored Charley Pride, along with the late Joe Diffie, Kenny Rogers, Mac Davis and Charlie Daniels, they didn’t say a damn word about John Prine.

We had some thoughts…

And Sturgill Simpson had some thoughts.

“Don’t get it twisted… wouldn’t be caught dead at this tacky ass glitter and botox cake & cock pony show even if my chair had a morphine drip.

I just wanted to see if they would… nope. No time for Buddha.

Good on ya AP! Its time for this hegemonic horse shit ship to sink and for that to happen the music press needs to ask and demand answers to the hard questions instead of depending on those of us outside the box for the “tasty quote machine” answers.

And if the guitars look worn folks its not from playing…it’s from all the freshly scratched off rebel flag stickers.”

Last night, Sturgill joined Stephen Colbert to talk his new album, Waffle House, and more, and they closed the segment out with a discussion about Sturgill’s friend and mentor, the late great John Prine.

John also left Sturgill his dream car, a Porsche 911 Turbo, after his passing.

Another one of these might be in order…

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