Sturgill Simpson Makes Surprise Appearance At Robert’s Western World And Performs “Long White Line”

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Well, well, well… if it isn’t Sturgill Simpson himself.

Last night, Stu surprised patrons at Robert’s Western World, one of the last last true authentic honky tonks on Broadway in Nashville, with a performance alongside musician Timbo and his band, who were playing a set there.

He looked pretty casual, up on stage in a hat with a drink in his hand, while treating fans to a performance of “Long White Line,” from his 2014 masterpiece Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.

Of course, things got pretty quiet for Sturgill after he released The Ballad Of Dood & Juanitahis final album as a solo artist, in August of 2021 and had to undergo treatment for ruptured vocal cords shortly after, but it seems like he’s starting to get back in the swing of things as of late, popping up more and more.

On the music front, he performed “When It Comes To You” for the John Anderson Tribute Album, featured on Diplo’s latest “country” project, and produced a whole slew of albums, while also lending his on camera talents to a few films and shows, like Killers Of The Flower Moon.

He even recently released a version of Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band’s classic “All the Gold in California” for the hit HBO series The Righteous Gemstones, where he also appears as a cast member playing Brother Marshall.

But seeing Sturgill up on stage and performing live… nothing beats that. Especially at a little honky tonk bar when you least expect it. That’s pretty damn cool.

It looks like fans in the video below are enjoying it too, dancing and drinking as Sturgill belts it out on stage… a beautiful sight to see, indeed:

Here’s another clip of the performance:

Turn it up…

“Long White Line”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock