Sturgill Simpson Mourns Loss of Influential Grandfather

Stugill Simpson grandfather

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Grammy award winner Sturgill Simpson's grandfather, Lawrence "Dood" Fraley, passed away last Wednesday. Read his heartfelt tribute here.

On March 15, Sturgill Simpson shared the sad news of his grandfather’s death through Facebook, and Simpson’s fans were quick to offer up their condolences. In the sentimental post, the Kentucky native describes the impact his “Papaw” had on him.

“My Papaw taught me to play Country music and more importantly, he taught me to love Country music. Above all else that has happened in my life and career in the last four years, nothing comes close to knowing that he lived long enough to see it as he could not have been more proud.”

Another effect Fraley had was the ability to positively shape Simpson’s life. The country singer looked up to his grandpa as a role model, and he credits Fraley for encouraging him to pursue a better lifestyle.

Check out the Facebook tribute!

I am extremely sad to say that my Grandfather, Lawrence "Dood" Fraley (the voice at the beginning of Metamodern Sounds…

Posted by Sturgill Simpson on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Despite the unfortunate loss, Sturgill Simpson can look forward to his upcoming tour. Check out his website for tickets and more information. The Sailor’s Tour dates and locations are listed below.

Current Tour Schedule

May 6 – The Wharf Amphitheater – Orange Beach, AL
Jul 7 – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre – Charlotte, NC
Jul 8 – Koka Booth Amphitheatre – Cary, NC
Jul 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 14 – Fox Theatre – Atlanta, GA
Jul 15 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 15 – Sloss Music & Arts Fesitval – Birmingham, AL
Jul 16 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
Jul 16 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival – Birmingham, AL
Sep 7 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX
Sep 8 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
Sep 9 – Austin360 Amphitheater – Del Valle, TX
Sep 14 – Radio City Music Hall – New York, NY
Sep 15 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
Sep 16 – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion – Boston, MA
Sep 19 – Fox Theatre – Detroit, MI
Sep 21 – Fox Theatre – St. Louis, MO
Sep 22 – Huntington Bank Pavilion – Chicago, IL
Sep 25 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
Sep 28 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
Sep 29 – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall – Portland, OR
Sep 30 – Marymoor Amphitheater – Redmond, WA
Oct 6 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

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