Sturgill Simpson Says His Comments About Luke Bryan Were Taken Out of Context
Sturgill Simpson doesn't bite his tongue ever, so he didn't take being misinterpreted by the media lightly. The fringe country singer says his quotes in a New York Times profile on Luke Bryan were taken out of context and not how he intended to come across.
In a feature called "From Farm to Farm With the King of ‘Bro-Country’," Bryan admits that he's a fan of Simpson, saying: "I’ve wanted to go have coffee with Sturgill. I am utterly amazed at what he does."
The Times reached out to Simpson to get a returned quote about Bryan to complement the piece. But the singer couldn't provide, writing back in email: "I don’t know Luke, I don’t think about Luke, and I’ve honestly never heard a single note of his music."
Simpson later explained that his words were poised in a way that makes it easy to read them negatively. "When you say things in print it's so easy for context to get twisted," he tweets. He also shared a screengrab of his emails with the writer in which he says he's unable to provide any quotes.
Read the full email exchange between Simpson and the New York Times below:
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