The Yellowstone soundtrack is as country as its setting!
Ever since Yellowstone premiered on the Paramount Network in June 2018, the way it uses music has always been part of the series’ magic! It brings the spotlight to the various groups of country artists – from mainstream favorites such as Ryan Bingham and Chris Stapleton to the up-and-coming stars, such as Whiskey Myers.
So, while waiting for Season 4, which is expected to premiere on the Paramount Network this June, check out some of our favorite tracks from the beloved TV series.
1. “Wolves” by Ryan Bingham
From: American Love Song (2019)
Ryan Bingham addresses the unrelenting effort of fighting both the personal and public demons that kept on haunting him in the song “Wolves.”
Bingham explained that since his parents kept moving around, he had to face several ‘wolves’ growing up, in the form of schoolyard bullies to every school he went to. He has also revealed that his parents battled with substance abuse – something he refers to as demons that keep on creeping up in his family.
In addition to that, Bingham was inspired to write the song because of the student-led demonstration in support of gun control legislation, March for Our Lives, in the wake of the Parkland school shooting. The young kids’ courage was indeed inspiring.
2. “Lady May” by Tyler Childers
From: Purgatory (2017)
Childers wrote “Lady May” for his wife, which tells the tale of a man expressing the depths of his affection for the woman he loves. The song became even more poignant when it was featured during Beth and Rip’s slow dance in front of the barn.
3. “Under Your Influence” by Honey County
From: Under Your Influence (2019)
The country trio was beyond elated when they were told their song was musically fitting for Yellowstone, especially that they have been longtime fans of Yellowstone’s creator and music supervisor. The band’s member, Dani Rose – who co-wrote “Under Your Influence” – said that she played it cool when she heard the news, but she was actually freaking out inside.
And with the song’s appearance on Yellowstone, Honey County’s “Under Your Influence” earned a spot on Apple Music’s “Hot Tracks” playlist and enjoyed exponential streaming gains on Spotify.
4. “Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore” by Chris Stapleton
From: Traveller (2015)
“Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore” was played in Season 2, Episode 10 titled, “Sins of the Father,” where John Dutton took his father outdoors to enjoy his favorite place.
Chris Stapleton wrote the song about his father but only got to record it after his passing in 2013. Stapleton described the patriarch as a “very straight arrow, prayed-at-every-meal kind of guy.” But for some unknown reasons, Stapleton noticed the elderly did not say grace at one particular meal, which struck him that his father “doesn’t pray anymore.”
5. “Stone” by Whiskey Myers
From: Mud (2016)
The Texas country-rock band Whiskey Myers also enjoyed such an incredible boost after their songs – including “Stone” – were heavily used in the series. Not only that, but the group also had a cameo where they performed on stage in a scene set in a bar.
The band credited the “natural match between the show’s storyline and our lyrics” as the reason why it never fails to resonate with fans. “Stone” maintains the band’s signature Southern rock incredibly blended with classic rock-influenced sound.
6. “Slow Burn” by Kacey Musgraves
From: Golden Hour (2018)
Is there anything more perfect than Kacey Musgraves’ “Slow Burn” for the romantic scene between Kayce Dutton and his wife, Monica?
7. “Me and Jack” by Jon Pardi
From: Heartache Medication (2019)
This is one of the songs played at the rodeo arena!
Jon Pardi finds himself narrating a story about his relationship with Jack Daniel’s. He realized how he started misbehaving after spending so much time with the friendly whiskey, which led to being sacked from his job, abandoned by his lover, and serving time in jail.
In the end, he decided to end the said friendship.
How about you? What’s your favorite Yellowstone soundtrack?
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