I mean, Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Whiskey Myers, Ryan Bingham, Sturgill Simson, Lainey Wilson, Hailey Whitters… it’s perfection. And not only does the show just have phenomenal music, it’s reach has the ability to send artists to the top of the charts… even ones the casual country fan might not be familiar with.
Dubbed (by us here at Whiskey Riff) the Yellowstone Effect,the show has the power to give underground artists some legitimate exposure. And in some cases, more than an appearance on late night TV even can.
But that being said, there’s another Taylor Sheridan project flying under the radar with some damn good music of its own so far.
So the other night, I messed around and decided to start watching one of Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan’s latest shows, Tulsa King,and boy, it’s living up to the hype.
Now I’m not giving any spoilers away, but here’s a little rundown.
Famed actor Sylvester Stallone plays New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, who just got released from his 25 year prison sentence, and finds himself in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Once he realizes that his fellow mobsters might not be on his side, he decides to make a rag tag crew in Tulsa to combat the mob, and set up business in usual in Oklahoma.
As I watched, there was one element that struck me immediately…
The show has some damn good music too.
The music supervisor is Andrea Von Foerster, who does the music for all of Sheridan’s shows, from Yellowstone, to Mayor of Kingstown, 1883, and now 1923, and boy, she continues to impress.
We’re talking Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson, Marcus King, Charles Wesley Godwin, Waylon Jennings and more.
Lets take a look at all of the country music from Tulsa King, Season one:
Episode 1: Go West, Old Man
“Too Much Whiskey,” Marcus King
“This One’s Gonna Cost Me,” Lainey Wilson
“Beer Can,” Luke Combs
Episode 2: Center of the Universe
“Statesboro Blues,” The Allman Brothers
“Them Stems,” Chris Stapleton
Episode 3: Caprice
“All the Way from Atlanta,” Charley Crockett
“Travelin’ Kind,” Ashland Craft
Episode 4: “Visitation Place”
“Out of the Blue,” The Steel Woods
“Clay Pigeons,” Garrett Hedlund
“Paycheck To Paycheck,” Midland
Episode 5: “Token Joke”
“I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” Merle Haggard