I’ll be honest, it sucks to know that Yellowstonewill be coming to an official end after the second half of season five.
Of course it all began months back when there were rumors that Kevin Costner was exiting the show because of scheduling issues for filming the second half of season five, putting a delay on filming.
However, we still have a lot to look forward to within the Yellowstone saga, as we have a spinoff series starring Matthew McConaughey in the works, and also season two for the prequel series 1923.
But, that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to look forward to for the conclusion of Yellowstone, especially since Taylor Sheridan recently revealed that it could go as long as 10 episodes. Country star Lainey Wilson, who plays Abby on the show, is guaranteeing it.
She recently sat down for an interview with People, where she expressed her excitement for what’s to come with the show:
“I have realized that the TV world is even crazier than the music world. I’m like, ‘Taylor Sheridan, you got to let me know what’s going on, bro.’ I’m excited to see what happens.
There’s no doubt the rest of season five is gonna be money.”
The 30-year-old also discussed how much the show has helped the western world, as well as country music. Of course, the soundtrack is absolutely phenomenal, but what it has done is shine a spotlight on a number of country music artists that do not get played on country radio.
In what we’ve dubbed “The Yellowstone Effect,” the show has proven to be a massive boost for artists like Whiskey Myers, Shane Smith and the Saints, and even Ryan Bingham who stars in the show alongside Lainey.
“What ‘Yellowstone’ has done for the Western way of life, for country music, it has been a huge turning point. And for me personally, the timing could not be better. I feel like what I do was not cool three or four years ago.
But they have helped put a face to a name. A lot of folks listen to the radio but sometimes it kinda gets lost and you don’t know who sings the song or what they look like… but Yellowstone connected those dots.”
Wilson also recalled the very first meeting she had with Taylor Sheridan about joining the show:
“Taylor Sheridan called me and he said, ‘Lainey, I got this idea. I want you to play a musician, but I want you to pretty much be yourself. Wear your getup, wear your bell-bottoms, sing your own music and be yourself.’
It was a huge opportunity for me to share my music with the world.”
As the interview rolled on, Wilson also admitted she was nervous to meet Kelly Reilly (Beth Dutton) at first, but said she was incredibly welcoming when she arrived:
“I’m like, ‘I’m about to meet Beth… she’s probably gonna put me in a headlock.’ But she didn’t, she made me feel so welcome. She lifted me up, she encouraged me, she gave me some advice.
My very first scene was with her, and she told me, ‘I would’ve never known this was your first time acting.
If you had not told me, I would have thought you’d been doing this forever.’ Hearing things like that from Kelly made me feel like, ‘You know what? I can do this.’”