Vinyl is the new HBO drama about a record company in the 1970s in New York City. The owner of American Century records, Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), is desperate to turn the company around. He has the help of his wife Devon (Olivia Wilde) and head of promotions Zak Yankovich (Ray Romano). There are stars behind the show, too. The creators include the iconic Mick Jagger, Martin Scorsese, and Boardwalk Empire’s Terence Winter.
A drama about the American music industry has a lot of pressure to deliver an awesome soundtrack, and Vinyl will not disappoint. And it won’t be predictable. The theme song from Vinyl isn’t a Rolling Stones tune but one by “metamodern” country singer Sturgill Simpson. The 37-year-old from Lexington, Kentucky sings “Sugar Daddy” like he’s been smoking unfiltered cigarettes in the 1972 time capsule he crawled out of (listen below). Prior to becoming a musician, Simpson — the son of a narcotics state policeman — joined the US Navy right out of high school. Vinyl airs Sundays at 9pm on HBO.