Kiefer Sutherland on Jail Time, Guitar Addiction and Meeting Merle
Actor opens up about the “come-to-Jesus moment” that led to his debut album and why he doesn’t care what people think about it
Kiefer Sutherland gets the “why now?” question about music a lot. His answer is keenly simple: “Now, I just don’t give a shit.”
At 49-years-old, Sutherland, one of the most successful actors of his generation, is making his debut as a country singer-songwriter. But he’s far from a bandwagon jumper. The London-born, Toronto (by way of California)-bred star started playing violin at age four and has been honing his guitar skills since he was 10-years-old. He nurtured other recording artists’ careers via his own record label, Ironworks, which he co-founded with best friend Jude Cole more than a decade ago. And now, just as the Hollywood heavyweight has signed on for another primetime network gig, playing POTUS on ABC’s Designated Survivor, he’s simultaneously releasing his own music. It’s a résumé curveball, sure, but not really out of character.
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