Sturgill Simpson Releasing Pink Vinyl Edition of Latest Album to Benefit Cancer Support Group
Sturgill Simpson’s critically acclaimed album from 2014 is one of 10 albums being re-released on pink vinyl later this month. Metamodern Sounds in Country Music joins projects from Primus, Ingrid Michaelson and more to support Gilda’s Club NYC, a cancer support organization founded in 1995.
Metamodern Sounds in Country Music was released in April 2014, featuring 10 songs, eight of which the Kentucky native wrote by himself. As of August it’s sold over 140,000 copies, which is a phenomenal achievement for an independent artist.
The pink vinyl edition is part of Ten Bands One Cause and will be available on Sept. 29, with proceeds going to the cancer support group founded in the wake of comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran Gilda Radner. Radner died of cancer in 1989. Gene Wilder, Mandy Patinkin, Joel Siegel and psychotherapist Joanna Bull set up Gilda’s Club six years later.
Retailers nationwide will carry Simpson and the other nine artists’ pink vinyl albums. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and this is the second straight year Gilda’s Club has participated with the pink vinyl initiative. Last year sales raised more than $30,000 for the organization. Currently over 4,200 men, women and children attend free support groups throughout New York City. Over 55 percent of those people have a cancer diagnosis.
Other artists whose albums will be painted pink include Run the Jewels, Joey Bada$$, Between the Buried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green and Pierce the Veil.
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