Sturgill Simpson still can’t seem to wrap his head around getting to take the stage during last year’s Austin City Limits. An upcoming documentary by filmmaker Keith Maitland featuring Simpson spans the rich history of the festival. It will also feature Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, and the Avett Brothers.
“You spend your whole life watching your heroes, and then somebody says, ‘Oh you’re gonna go play Austin City Limits,’ I haven’t really comprehended that yet.” Simpson said. He also added, “You think about all the people that have stood on that stage–you’ll probably have a nervous breakdown.”
Fortunately, Simpson was able to avoid any catastrophes.