Country musician Sturgill Simpson skipped the CMA Awards being held last night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Instead, the guitarist set up outside of the event and busked while taking questions live on Facebook.
With the help of Nashville-based journalist Adam Gold, Simpson fielded questions from commenters on Facebook and passersby who recognized the street performer. He placed two signs next to his open guitar case.
One sign read:
I DON’T TAKE REQUESTS, BUT I TAKE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT … BECAUSE FASCISM SUCKS
A second sign read:
“STRUGGLING” COUNTRY SINGER … ANYTHING HELPS (ALL DONATIONS GO TO THE ACLU) GOD BLESS AMERICA
The entire 48-minute live session can be viewed in the video below:
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