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Stagecoach 2015: Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles country line
Stagecoach 2015: Sturgill Simpson making noise as he straddles country line

For many performers working in Southern California, getting one's own Star Waggon is as an indication that one has arrived. For Sturgill Simpson, the trailer with his name on it felt more like a reminder of where he'd been. "The first house I ever lived in looked a lot like this," said the deep-voiced country singer with a laugh as he eyed the dingy carpet and laminate countertops of his backstage accommodations at this month's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Recalling his childhood in a trailer home near the freeway in eastern Kentucky, he added: "I should've put a star on the front door — that would've told everyone I was somebody...

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