Sturgill Simpson has never been one to hold back.

In an epic Facebook post, Simpson lashed at Nashville executives for their treatment of Merle Haggard before his death and now after his death for different organizations "hitch their wagon to his name while knowing full and damn well what he thought about them."

The Facebook post came just before the Academy of Country Music named Miranda Lambert the first recipient of the new Merle Haggard Spirit Award.


Haggard died in April at the age of 76.