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Sturgill Simpson Busks Outside CMA Awards Show

Posted: 8:56 PM, Nov 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-10 05:02:35Z
Sturgill Simpson Plays Busks Outside CMA Awards
Sturgill Simpson Plays Busks Outside CMA Awards

While thousands gathered in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Grammy Award winner, Sturgill Simpson played his own street-side concert.

Simpson won a Grammy or Best Country Album earlier this year, but has never been nominated for a CMA Award. He's made jabs at the Country Music Association in the past.

He played for a small crowd at the entrance of the arena and streamed it live to his Facebook page. The performance raised money for the ACLU.

Sturgill answered questions from viewers and played a few songs. He said he was only recognized once while wading through the crowds of downtown Nashville.