The Ballad of Dood & Juanita
High Top Mountain Records
Sturgill’s ditched his tractor and gone all conceptual on us with this rollicking tale of love in the civil war era.
Inspired by such classic concept albums as Willie Nelson's Red-Headed Stranger, Sturgill Simpson's The Ballad of Dood & Juanita is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter's third album in twelve months, and his most ambitious project to date. Written and recorded in less than a week, and featuring the same ace musicians who played on last year's Cuttin' Grass albums, the record tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by love—what Simpson calls "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge." ‘The Ballad of Dood & Juanita’ is Sturgill Simpson's first album of all new original music since the release of 2019's Grammy-nominated 'Sound & Fury'. This new collection of songs was produced by Sturgill and David Ferguson and was recorded in Nashville at the Cowboy Arms Hotel and Recording Spa. Special guest Willie Nelson is the featured lead guitarist on the track “Juanita”.
- Ol' Dood (Part I)
- One in the Saddle, One on the Ground
- Played Out
- Juanita (feat. Willie Nelson)
- Go in Peace
- Ol' Dood (Part II)