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Simpson places third on Billboard

Sunday, April 24, 2016 – Sturgill Simpson, who stretches behind his country/Americana sounds with "Sailor's Guide to Earth," will have the number three disc on the Billboard charts when it is out on Tuesday.

Simpson moved 55,000 units including 52,000 in pure albums sales.

Chris Stapleton is seventh with " Traveller," which sold 37,000 units, down 22 percent.

Following Prince's death on April 21, his "The Very Best of Prince " and "Purple Rain" soundtrack were first and second with 179,000 equivalent album units (up 10,872 percent) and 69,000 units (up 2,540 percent), respectively for the week ending April 21.


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CD review - Cuttun' Grass Vol 1 The Butcher Shoppe Sessions Anybody that believes you can have too much of a good thing, obviously hasn't listened to Sturgill Simpson's "Cuttin' Grass" collections, volumes one and two. Volume one contains a plentiful 20 songs, and it's a hoot and a holler – start to finish. Simpson's point of view is complicated. He sounds just as natural singing about God, as he does on "All Around You," as he does while traveling down that highway to hell with "Railroad of Sin. ...
CD review - A Soldier's Guide to Earth If scratching your head about the sounds emanating from Sturgill Simpson's third release, then "It Ain't All Flowers" from his last release, the excellent "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music," ought to serve as a reference point. In a disc filled with traditional country sounds, "Flowers" was about as far away as one could get with the electronics sounding so completely disjointed from everything else on the release. Put it this way - " Islands" ...
CD review - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music The first time you hear Sturgill sing you may feel like you've heard a ghost - the ghost of Waylon Jennings, that is. Although his voice isn't as low as Jennings' was, it's nevertheless still in the same general vocal range ballpark. Better still, the Kentucky native sings wonderfully honest country songs. "Life of Sin," for instance, is a song about, well, sinning, which is really some of what great country is all about. Yes, most of this album will do a ...


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