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Jason Isbell joins Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers onstage during the Americana Music Honors & Awards Nominations Ceremony May 9, 2017. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Americana Music hide caption

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Sturgill Simpson On World Cafe

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Sturgill Simpson's new album, A Sailor's Guide to Earth, is meant as a musical letter to his wife and son. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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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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Shakey Graves, backstage before winning Best Emerging Artist at the 2015 Americana Music Awards this week. Terry Wyatt/Getty Images hide caption

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

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Hear Two Songs By Sturgill Simpson

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Sturgill Simpson On World Cafe

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Tiny Desk Concert with Sturgill Simpson on July 8, 2014. Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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Sturgill Simpson: Tiny Desk Concert

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Clockwise from upper left: The Antlers, EMA, Yann Tiersen, Sturgill Simpson, Jolie Holland Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Mix: The Antlers, EMA, Yann Tiersen, Sturgill Simpson, More

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Sturgill Simpson's second album, Metamodern Sounds In Country Music, takes inspiration from both Ray Charles and research into near-death experiences. Crackerfarm/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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