‘Yellowstone’ Actor Luke Grimes Grows as a Country Music Star
Even though production of the popular show Yellowstone was stopped indefinitely during the summer, it hasn’t prevented actor Luke Grimes from pursuing other artistic endeavors.
Grimes, who played Kacey Dutton, the son of the main protagonist John Dutton, played by Kevin Costner, has been making headlines this week for his growing career in country music.
Grimes announced on Instagram that he’d be making his second appearance at the 2024 California country music festival Stagecoach. The post has gotten more than 77,000 likes and 600 comments.
The news comes weeks after Grimes released another single — this one entitled “Hold On” — that will appear on his debut album that’s expected to be released later this year.
In an interview with The Boot Barn Blog, Grimes said that when he started acting in 2006 he put his musical career on hold and has been waiting for the right moment to pursue it.
“Country music’s something I was raised on,” he said. “In Dayton, Ohio where I grew up, there’s more country stations than any other station. It was just a huge part of my upbringing.”
Although he knew pursuing music could put his acting career at risk, he said it felt like it was something he needed to do.
Since the mid-season finale of Yellowstone aired in January, fans have been anxiously awaiting any news about the return of the popular series. In fact, Paramount Network started airing old episodes of Yellowstone over the weekend.
Earlier this year, news surfaced about a dispute between Costner and the show’s creators because of scheduling conflicts. That dispute led to the show’s cancellation after production of the second half of the fifth season. Then, filming was stopped indefinitely in June due to the Hollywood writers’ strike.
Since it first aired in 2018, Yellowstone has become one of the most popular shows on television despite a mixed critical response. The series follows the Dutton family, who own the largest ranch in Montana, as they protect their property by any means necessary.
As of the reporting of this post, there is no set date for the premiere of Season 5 Part 2.