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Kentucky Native Sturgill Simpson wins Grammy for Best Country Album

Brett Bibbins02/12/17

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Sturgill_Simpson_photo_2016 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. https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/830907723021742080 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. https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/830925318533718016 And on top of that, take a look at the story that the New York Times wrote about Simpson's album last year. https://twitter.com/nytimesmusic/status/830913615020560387 Always awesome to see people making Kentucky proud. @BrettBibbinsKSR
****UPDATE**** 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! https://twitter.com/RecordingAcad/status/830920948098273280

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