In a live session at KEXP Seattle Studios during Pickathon in 2013, Sturgill Simpson played an acoustic version of the old heartbreaking Stanley Brothers’ song “Could You Love Me One More Time,” and my goodness is it beautiful.
Of course, it was also recorded by Ricky Skaggs for his 1979 album, Sweet Temptation.
Performances like this are for sure where people get the Waylon Jennings vocal comparisons, but the emotion he puts into this is what makes him the legend he is.
You can easily get lost in the song and forget it’s just him and a guitar, recorded while he’s sitting on a hale bale outside no less. A truly phenomenal performance and a great job by the sound engineers too.