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Sturgill Simpson Tops Billboard Charts

Sturgill Simpson Tops Billboard Charts

// 4.25.16

(Nashville, Tenn.) April 25, 2016 -- Sturgill Simpson’s new album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth hit the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country, Folk and Rock charts this week. Mr. Simpson’s album was also the largest selling record of new releases across all genres according to Billboard. 

For the second week in a row, following The Lumineers' Cleopatra, an Americana album has topped the charts and, along with A Sailor's Guide and Chris Stapleton’s Traveller, marks three Americana albums now resting firmly in the Billboard Top Ten.

“A glance at Billboard’s Top 200 affirms that the popularity of Americana music is on the rise,” commented Jed Hilly, Executive Director of the Americana Music Association. “It’s an exciting time for the American Roots Music community.” 

Mr. Simpson will be on tour for most of the summer. Visit www.sturgillsimpson.com for more information.

The Americana Music Association wishes to congratulate Sturgill Simpson, who is the 2015 Americana Artist of the Year, on his continued success.