‘Yellowstone’ Star Luke Grimes Teases Tour Following Release Of First Solo Single, ‘No Horse To Ride’
On December 16, Yellowstone star Luke Grimes graced the country music community with his first solo release, “No Horse To Ride.” As…
Luke Grimes; Photo by Manuel Mancilla
On December 16, Yellowstone star Luke Grimes graced the country music community with his first solo release, “No Horse To Ride.” As he steps into the new year, the singer/actor revealed his goal to bring his new music to life on stage.
He took to Instagram to show off an artistic black-and-white photo with the caption, “Cheers to 2023! My resolution is to get out and share some live music with y’all this year.”
Fans quickly took to the comment section to share their excitement on this new stage of his career and suggest different locations where they’d like to see him play.
“Houston should be the first stop ❤️” one user wrote while another encouraged Grimes to “Come to Louisiana!!!!!!!!”
He also received an abundance of kind words regarding his latest release. Grimes’ “No Horse To Ride” pulls from the influence of legendary artists that have paved a path for him in the country music industry, including Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash. Much like his leading character on Yellowstone, Grimes embraces the true essence of a cowboy with an underlying fear of loss and a strong desire to keep hold of his most precious relationships.
Listen To “No Horse To Ride”
His southern drawl takes a step forward while the idyllic melody runs with the idea that he’d be lost without the one he loves. The singer/songwriter illustrates the lonesome thought as he sings, “I’d be a drunk without a drink to drink / A guitar with a broken string / Without you, I’d be a fallin’ star without a midnight sky / A cowboy with no horse to ride.”
Written by Grimes with Jonathan Singleton and Tony Lane, this song was quick to be featured on Yellowstone. Fans can hear the stand-out track during the mid-season finale, which premiered on Sunday (Jan. 1). The new music goes hand-in-hand with Grimes’ newly inked deal with Universal Music Group Nashville in association with Range Music.
“As an actor, Luke Grimes has effortlessly brought the cowboy lifestyle to the forefront of American culture,” UMGN president Cindy Mabe said in a press release. “As a country music artist, Luke has tapped into that same honesty and authenticity to capture a raw grit and pure depth of artistry that will expand the sound and reach of country music. We are so excited and proud to welcome Luke Grimes to Universal Music Group Nashville.”
The Ohio native has made it a point to share his passion for music, which began in church. Since he spent significant amount of time there growing up, he learned to play several musical instruments including the guitar, the piano, and the drums at church camp. Throughout his successful acting career on TV shows like Yellowstone and films such as The Magnificent Seven and American Sniper, his love for music never faded.
With the release of his new song, Grimes has taken the first step in his growing music career, which is set to continue with his forthcoming debut album. This project is currently in the works with Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Dave Cobb.
He took to Instagram to tease his new music in his caption that read, “My first song from my upcoming album releases today on all platforms. Music has always helped me find meaning. Hopefully this song means something to some folks out there, that would sure mean a lot to me. Much love, more soon…”
While fans eagerly await for the return of Grimes character in the dramatic Yellowstone storyline, he’s staying busy as he prepares for his performances in 2023. Grimes is set to take the stage at several festivals including Stagecoach in Indio, California and Under the Big Sky in Whitefish, Montana.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.