I mean, technically he is… but first and foremost, he’s a Grammy-winning, Oscar-winning singer songwriter that has over a decade of phenomenal albums under his belt. Before he took on the role of Walker, and became the Yellowstone star that he is, he was making some of the best country and folk tunes in the business.
You gotta hand it to Taylor Sheridan and company for picking Ryan for the role, and intentionally using his music as an integral part of the show. We already know how good the Yellowstone soundtrack is, but Ryan’s music has been used over a dozen times throughout the series, including a handful of acoustic performances from the bunkhouse.
In Season 4, Episode 9, Ryan performs an acoustic rendition of his song “Hallelujah,” a cut from his 2010 Junky Star album, and today, he sharing it with the fans.
“Here’s an acoustic version of “Hallelujah” that you may recognize from this past season of Yellowstone – thanks for listening and hope ya digs.”