Sturgill Simpson Signs With Major Label
America's favorite country revolutionary has officially signed with Atlantic Records this week! Up until this point, Sturgill Simpson has released his music as an independent artist:
Though none of the specifics of the deal have been disclosed, sources tell Saving Country Music that Sturgill Simpson went with Atlantic after being courted by numerous major labels. Atlantic made him an offer that included what he wanted, including allowing him to retain creative control over his music. Though Atlantic is a major label and does business in multiple genres, they may approach Sturgill more like an indie rock act since his music doesn’t fit in the mainstream country box. That is one of the reasons Sturgill is being featured at many of this upcoming summer’s major mixed genre festivals such as Coachella and Bonnaroo. Sturgill is also playing the country version of Coachella called Stagecoach the weekend before. -- Saving Country Music
Humble as Simpson tends to be, I'll say it. Perhaps this move will start a widespread reckoning in the country music genre as we know it today. Or one can hope.