“Yellowstone” Actor’s Next Step: Country Singer

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Kayce Dutton has become one of the most beloved characters on the hit Paramount Network show Yellowstone.

Before actor Luke Grimes played the complex youngest son of Kevin Costner’s John Dutton, he was a drummer in a country band in Los Angeles County.

“It was around that time when the alt-country thing was really going on. Wilco and Ryan Adams were really big then and we were kind of like that,” Grimes told Rolling Stone in an interview. “I played guitar too and helped write songs for the band, so I got to be more than just the drummer. It was a cool experience.”

This year, Grimes is planning on hitting the ground running with a country music career as a solo artist. He has teamed up with Range Media Partners, the management team who represents country band Midland and his Yellowstone co-star Ryan Bingham. Coincidentally, Range Media Partners already represents him as his management team as an actor.

According to Rolling Stone, Grimes has been writing songs to prepare for his country music launch. And will do even more during a trip to Nashville.

His style of country will be influenced by his surroundings. After booking Yellowstone, Grimes loved Montana so much, he and his wife moved there full time.

Of his style of music, he said, “This just happens to be what my life is right now. I’m driving a diesel truck on a highway with no one on it. That’s the feeling you get being here.”

While we will have to wait for his new music, there is a song of his that is already out called “Reckless Road.” He wrote it with his former bandmate Jesse Cole, who is now a singer in Nashville, for a Netflix TV pilot. Grimes said “someone ripped it off of Netflix and put it on YouTube

You can listen to it below while we wait for his solo debut!