Sturgill Simpson performed “All The Gold In California” on last night’s episode of The Righteous Gemstones, in his role as militiaman Brother Marshall. Simpson’s studio version of the 1979 single by Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band is out now, attributed to Brother Marshall and the Choir of Fire, Stereogum notes. Check it out below.
In 2019, McBride spoke in a Pitchfork feature about his friendship with Simpson. “I just respect his journey,” he said. “I respect that he’s been doing what he’s doing and found success not when he was 19 years old. He kind of lived a whole life before he became a rock star. And he actively wants to shed people’s perceptions of him. He leads the charge in his career, and not in a way that people expect. I think that’s admirable. I feel like it’s the kind of thing we try to do with what we make as well, always trying to stay ahead of the audience and not trying to get boxed into a corner.”