The Ballad of Dood and Juanita will be Simpson's third album to be released within 12 months, following December's Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions.

Simpson's upcoming album is a concept album which he describes as "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge."

He adds, "I just wanted to write a story - not a collection of songs that tell a story, but an actual story, front to back."

The concept album was written and recorded in less than a week, and will include a collaboraion with Willie Nelson.

Tracklist:

  1. Prologue
  2. Ol’ Dood (part I)
  3. One In the Saddle, One On the Ground
  4. Shamrock
  5. Played Out
  6. Sam
  7. Juanita (featuring Willie Nelson)
  8. Go In Peace
  9. Epilogue
  10. Ol’ Dood (part II)
Sturgill Simpson's The Ballad of Dood and Juanita album will be released 20 August (and on vinyl from 3 December), and is available to pre-order now.