And once again, the fruits of his labor are starting to be on full display.
Simpson won Album of the Year with Cuttin’ Grass– Vol. 1, at the Americana Honors and Awards ceremony last night at the Ryman.
This win marks his fourth Americana Award, and first since 2014 when he racked up Emerging Artist of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Of course, in good ol’ Sturgill fashion, he announced the win on his Instagram account (His first post after wiping his IG clean), but went on a whole rant about having to cancel shows in Charlotte, Atlanta, Maryland, and Farm Aid due to a hoarse voice.
Then, at the very end, he sealed off the message with:
“But bluegrass album is reaching people. Won a Best of Americana Award! No promotion, just music fans. Sorry if I let you down. Hate letting people down. Grateful to you for letting me play the music in my heart.