Ryan Bingham is a busy man these days.
Full time recording artist, and series regular on Yellowstone, AKA the hottest show on television, not to mention a father of three, his plate has been FULL.
Of course, plenty of folks know him as Walker from the smash Paramount Network series, but for the real OGs, we know him as the Grammy-winning, Oscar-winning artist behind albums like Mescalito, Junky Star, Roadhouse Sun, and more.
And while his most recent album, American Love Song, was released just a couple years ago in 2019, it feels like it’s been a LONG time since we’ve heard new Ryan Bingham tunes (blame the pandemic for destroying my sense of time).
That being said, the wait may be coming to an end.
In a chat with Pop Culture, Ryan Bingham said there’s new music on the way, and then some:
“I’ve really been writing a lot. I’ve got some stuff I’m hoping to finish up this summer and have out by the end of the year or next year. I’ve got a lot in the works.
And then I’ve also got a lot of older songs that I want to rerecord acoustically. A lot of fans have been asking me for acoustic versions of my older songs that have never came out.
And so, I’m going to just do some bootleg, stripped-down, just me and guitar versions of all these older songs and start putting those out as well. So, got a bunch of new stuff.”
And he might even take some of his old fan favorite back into the studio for a facelift too:
“A lot of those songs I wrote in my early 20s, and literally walked into the studio and didn’t have a whole lot of money or a lot of time to record them. And I just sat down and did one take and they’re like, ‘That’s it, that’s what it’s got to be.’
And so, I’m looking forward to having an opportunity to sit and get some good, maybe better versions of some of these older songs, too.”
Oh yeah, and this little thing called Yellowstone Season 5.
Either way, a lot to be excited about in Ryan Bingham’s world.
Watch his worlds collide with this “All Choked Up Again” Yellowstone highlight reel:
Jefferson White Walked Through The Mountains With Ryan Bingham On Repeat
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…
Will Jimmy Be Involved In The Four Sixes Spinoff?
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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