It’s no secret that one of the best ingredients that goes into Yellowstone, is the incredible soundtrack.
Needless to say, Yellowstone music supervisor Andrea Von Foerster does a top tier job of bringing in songs that perfectly fit the scenes and emotion of the show.
From Sturgill Simpson, to Tyler Childers, Zach Bryan, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Whiskey Myers, the list goes on and on and on.
And one singer in particular plays a top notch role in the show, and that’s Ryan Bingham.
Not only is his music displayed in the show, but he also plays Walker, who is a critical character in Yellowstone as a ranch-hand, and could also be playing a bigtime role in the new show spinoff at the 6666 Ranch.
With that being said, Jefferson White recently sat down with Bingham on the latest Yellowstone podcast, discussing Ryan’s journey through music, early days growing up around ranching, working with Taylor Sheridan and more.
He recalled one of his first memories of the filming, when he met with Taylor Sheridan to discuss the vision of the show.
“I just want to say, the very first time I met Taylor basically after I got this part, I went out to his house. I was riding around, he was teaching me how to ride and stuff like that.
And then afterwards, we were talking about the show, talking about his vision for the show, this was before we started filming.
The first thing he told me about was you (Ryan Bingham), and that you were gonna be involved in the show, and he told me about your song ‘Hallelujah,’ and this is where the story gets a little silly.
I left his house, and I didn’t know how to ask him for a ride, I didn’t know how to get a ride, I was out in the middle of nowhere Park City, Utah. So I walked from Taylor’s ranch, back to the hotel. It was like a four mile walk, and I just listened to your song ‘Hallelujah’ on a loop for four miles.
I’ll never forget it, man. It was like my first week out there, learning how to cowboy, I’d never done any of this stuff. And your song, your music has been such a sorta integral part of this experience for me from the very beginning.”
I mean, that’s relatable.
Who hasn’t listened to the same song over and over and over again on repeat?
I bet that made the four mile walk through the mountains just a little bit easier…
The Four Sixes Ranch: Everything We Know About The Upcoming Yellowstone Spinoff, ‘6666’
With Yellowstone Season 4 coming to a close, we now we have so much more to look forward to.
Not only is there more left to the epic show, but we also have the prequel series 1883, and the upcoming spinoff with Jimmy Hurdstrom (Jefferson White) at the iconic Four Sixes Ranch in West Texas.
We saw Taylor Sheridan set the table for Jimmy’s departure in Yellowstone Season 4, with the season finale essentially confirming that he’ll be leaving the Yellowstone and heading down to Texas.
Is Jimmy done on Yellowstone for good? When will the new spinoff series premiere? Is Jimmy even in the new series?
The Four Sixes
The Four Sixes ranch was founded by Samuel “Burk” Burnett in 1870, when he bought 100 head of cattle branded with “6666” on them. These days, the ranch is a staggering 266,000 acres, on three different properties, as previously mentioned, it was purchased by a group spearheaded by Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan.
There’s still no premiere date set for 6666, but we do know that it will likely stream exclusively on Paramount+ (much like 1883), and depending on filming schedules, could possibly be released at some point this year (towards the end of the year).
Here’s the synopsis from a Paramount+ press release:
“Founded when Comanches still ruled West Texas, no ranch in America is more steeped in the history of the West than the 6666. Still operating as it did two centuries before, and encompassing an entire county, the 6666 is where the rule of law and the laws of nature merge in a place where the most dangerous thing one does is the next thing.
The 6666 is synonymous with the merciless endeavor to raise the finest horses and livestock in the world, and ultimately where world-class cowboys are born and made.”
The working title of the upcoming spinoff is simply 6666 (also much like 1883).
Will Jimmy Be Involved?
Jefferson White sat down with us on the Whiskey Riff Raff podcast and explained everything he knows about the upcoming spinoff so far.
Here’s what he had to say:
“We filmed those Four Sixes sequences down at the Four Sixes, which is a real life, huge, working cattle ranch… one of the biggest in the country, one of the oldest in the country. After spending four years on the Yellowstone which is a fictional ranch, it was a real eye-opener to go down to the Sixes which is a real life, incredible, sort of goliath, cattle ranch.
As far as the spinoff goes, I don’t think you’ll be surprised that I, Jeff/Jimmy never have any idea what the fuck is going on, and any time I think I do, Taylor does something better and cooler than I ever could’ve imagined.
All I can say is that I hope… I’m incredibly grateful for the work we’ve gotten to do so far, incredibly proud… all I can say as an actor is job security is very rare and very precious so I wanna play this character as long as they’ll let me.
And we’ll find out together how much longer that is… anytime I think I know what’s best for this character or for this world, Taylor proves me wrong. He knows better than any of us.”
Needless to say, only time will tell, but based on the way we saw Jimmy leave the Yellowstone Ranch at the end of Season 4… it sounds like Jimmy is going to be the star of his own show someday soon.
Stay tuned… with Taylor Sheridan involved, anything is possible.
Listen to the full podcast with Jefferson White, AKA Jimmy Hurdstrom, below:
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