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Kentucky Native Sturgill Simpson wins Grammy for Best Country Album


Is it ever a surprise anymore when we hear of Kentucky products doing big things on a national scene? At the 59th annual Grammy Awards tonight, Sturgill Simpson took home the Grammy for Best Country Album with his album entitled A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.

Simpson was born in Jackson, Kentucky which is about an hour and a half southeast of Lexington. Due to his father’s job in mining, Simpson’s family moved to Versailles and he went on to attend Woodford County High School.

The artist then spent some time in the United States Navy and did some world-wide traveling, before coming back to Lexington, Kentucky to pursue his music career.

This was tweeted just before Simpson was announced as the winner.

And on top of that, take a look at the story that the New York Times wrote about Simpson’s album last year.

Always awesome to see people making Kentucky proud.



Speaking of Kentucky proud, Cage the Elephant, a rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, just won the Grammy for Best Rock Album with their album entitled Tell Me I’m Pretty. Shout out to the Kentucky artists for getting it done tonight!

Article written by Brett Bibbins

Graduate of the University of Kentucky in 2015. Spend my free time watching sports, The Office or Harry Potter. Three-word phrases to live by: For The Kids and Cats by 90 @BrettBibbinsKSR

3 Comments for Kentucky Native Sturgill Simpson wins Grammy for Best Country Album

  1. Double 00 Tony Delk
    9:35 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    Killer album.

  2. mihachi20
    9:37 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

    Don’t forget about Best Rock Album winners from Bowling Green, Cage The Elephant!

    • Brett Bibbins
      9:46 pm February 12, 2017 Permalink

      Good call, was just updating the post with that info! Thanks!