Country singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson currently has a new project on the books! He’ll be performing the theme song for HBO’s new series, Vinyl. Set to premiere for its first season on Feb. 14, the show is bound to be huge. With producers like Mick Jagger, Martin Scorcese, and Terence Winter behind the wheel, it’s destined to be a hit. The series, which centers around a record executive trying to save his music label, has a six figure budget just for music … for each episode.
Set in the ’70s in New York, Vinyl is reportedly going to feature nearly 30 songs per episode. Simpson may technically be a country singer, but his music has obvious groovy, progressive undertones. He’s seemingly the perfect artist to be spearheading the soundtrack with the theme song, titled “Sugar Daddy”.
Dubbed as one of the most authentic country musicians on the scene today, Simpson has been called the “Savior of Country Music”. Raw talent, steely vocals, and lyrics that challenge today’s typical pop country tunes have led to a very successful 2015 for the singer-songwriter—including a win big at this year’s American Music Awards and a publishing deal with Downtown Music Publishing.
Check out the track list for the Vinyl soundtrack for a look at all of the artists set to be featured:
1. Ty Taylor – The World Is Yours
2. David Johansen – Personality Crisis
3. Kaleo – No Good
4. Sturgill Simpson – Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl)
5. Ruth Brown – Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean
6. Otis Redding – Mr. Pitiful
7. Dee Dee Warwick – Suspicious Minds
8. Mott the Hoople – All The Way From Memphis
9. David Johansen – Stranded In The Jungle
10. Chris Kenner – I Like It Like That
11. Ty Taylor – Cha Cha Twist
12. The Jimmy Castor Bunch – It’s Just Begun
13. Soda Machine – Want Ads
14. The Meters – Hand Clapping Song
15. Soda Machine – Slippin’ Into Darkness
16. Edgar Winter – Frankenstein
17. Nasty Bits – Rotten Apple
18. Foghat – I Just Want To Make Love To You
And if you’re in the mood for some authentic, soul-shaking country music, check out Sturgill Simpson performing a stunning cover of Willie Nelson’s “I’d Have to Be Crazy”.