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Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

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Sturgill Simpson's latest album is A Sailor's Guide To Earth, out April 15 on Atlantic. Reto Sterchi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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All Songs +1: Sturgill Simpson Shares His 'Guide To Earth'

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Top row: Sturgill Simpson, Beth Orton; Bottom row: Damien Jurado, Julianna Barwick Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sturgill Simpson, Beth Orton, Julianna Barwick, Damien Jurado, More

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All Songs +1: The Three Biggest Winners In Nashville This Week

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