Outspoken singer brings a funky horn section along for his set at JiffyLube Live in Bristow, Virginia
"Everybody in this town is very much aware of the contribution [Haggard] had to this business," says the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year
"Nashville should wake up too before it's too late," writes Simpson in a followup to a controversial Facebook post about Music Row and Merle Haggard
Singer unleashes epic Facebook tirade against the country-music organization, Music Row and those who "hitch their wagon to [Haggard's] name"
Backed by a large horn section and strings, the soul-singing Simpson delivers a boisterous performance on 'The Tonight Show'
From Maren to Loretta, Dierks to Vince, the best LPs of the year's first half
Duo premieres their song "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Knuckleheads" on a jukebox at the late-night eatery
Video from intimate Grammy Museum event also features "Sam Stone," "Souvenirs" and "Speed of the Sound of Loneliness"
September 17th concert will also feature Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews
Tickets are already selling out in towns where the musician is headlining back-to-back shows
Singer-songwriter gets candid during a visit to the comic's 'WTF' interview series
The metaphor-heavy clip was directed by Matt Mahurin, who oversaw the videos for "in Bloom" and "Brace for Impact"
Slow-burning ballad appears on Simpson's Number One album 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth'
Forgoing a guitar, Simpson gives a passionate performance of 'A Sailor's Guide to Earth' lead-off track
Third album has 10-times the first week sales of his previous, career-catapulting project