After Sturgill Simpson garnered a surprising nomination for Album of the Year at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards,
the Internet was abuzz trying to figure out who Simpson was and just what A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is all about.
Some Twitter users, Simpson included, asked, “who the f*ck is Sturgill Simpson?” Simpson even decided to sell a shirt with the question on it.
Though being mentioned in the same breath as Beyonce, Adele, Justin Bieber and Drake are certainly going to help music fans across the globe figure out who Simpson is, it’s more likely that his two performances on “Saturday Night Live” will serve as excellent introductions.
Simpson’s first performance of “Keep It Between the Lines” was backed by a seven-member horn band, but somewhat subdued compared to his explosive performance of “Call to Arms.”
Simpson seemed to make all of Studio 8H his own, as he danced around stage and gave each member of his band a chance in the spotlight.
Definitely one of the best performances of his career and definitely one “Saturday Night Live” cast members and fans will be remembering for a while.