And he’s also got some pretty damn good taste in music.
McConaughey once joined The Justin Moore Podcast for a must-listen conversation with Justin and his manager, JR, discussing everything from college football to his dad dying while he was having sex with his mom.
And of course they discussed country music too.
When Justin asked McConaughey if he’s a country fan, he had a simple answer:
“I’m a good music fan.”
McConaughey cited Waylon Jennings as his favorite country voice, but he also mentioned a newer album as one of the best he’s heard recently: Sturgill Simpson‘s Metamodern Sounds in Country Music.
“I’ve always liked certain country… Waylon would be my favorite country voice, and then I love that “Metamodern Sound” by Sturgill, that’s one of the best albums I’ve heard recently, front to back, as far as it having a full identity.”
Now, this shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anybody.
First of all, I think we can all picture Matthew McConaughey getting high on some wild shit and listening to some Sturgill while thinking about the meaning of the world (it’s turtles all the way down, for the record).
He also released a show on Spotify about “finding your frequency” during his book tour last year, and included Sturgill’s “It Ain’t All Flowers” from Metamodern Sounds in Country Music on the playlist.
Seems like McConaughey is a BIG Sturgill guy, which makes sense, because Sturgill is one of the coolest guys in country music. Game respects game, I guess.