Yellowstone’s Luke Grimes Announces Debut EP ‘Pain Pills Or Pews’ Coming Next Month

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Luke Grimes’ debut country project is coming soon.

He just announced his Pain Pills or Pews EP will be out everywhere next month on October 20th, which was produced by the great Dave Cobb.

Grimes wrote six of the songs on the project, which includes previously released “No Horse To Ride,” “Oh Ohio,” “Playing On The Tracks” and a cover of Foy Vance’s “Hold On.”

He shared the news on Instagram, saying he’s “so grateful” for everyone who has helped him make this dream a reality:

“I don’t deserve this. Full stop. Yet, here it is. Im so grateful to everyone who has helped me get here.

A dream of putting music out in the world and getting to share it live is now something of a reality. Thank you for listening and showing up.

‘Pain Pills or Pews EP’ out October 20th. Tour on sale Friday.”

The Yellowstone star you may know best as Kayce Dutton in the hit Paramount series has been in the process of starting his country music career for a bout a year or so now, previously writing with some of the best Nashville has to offer, like Brent Cobb and Jessi Alexander.

It caught my attention immediately when he mentioned legends like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson as musical inspirations, and every single he’s released so far has been solid, so I’m really looking forward to hearing all of the new songs on this project.

It’s no secret that transitioning from being an actor to a country music singer isn’t easy, and something most people can’t pull off, but I have loved his process for this whole record so far because it comes across like he is really taking this endeavor seriously.

If nothing else, he has a very deep understanding of and respect for the genre, which is definitely a great starting point when it comes to writing and making music.

I’m personally really excited and intrigued to hear all of the new songs, and you can see the full tracklist for Pain Pills or Pews below.

Pain Pills Or Pews tracklist:

1. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes)
2. Hold On (Foy Vance)
3. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes)
4. Where It’s Blue (Colton Venner)
5. Burn (Luke Grimes)
6. Playing On The Tracks (Luke Grimes)
7. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes)
8. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes)

In addition, Luke will be hitting the road playing a few cities across the country this fall in support of the new music.

Tickets for those shoews go on sale this Friday, September 22nd at 10AM local time.

Luke Grimes 2023 tour dates:

11/9 Columbus, OH Newport – Music Hall
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
11/30 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
12/1 Rosemont, IL – Joe’s Live
12/7 Dallas, TX – The Factory in Deep Ellum
12/9 Austin, TX – Emo’s
12/15 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/16 Boston, MA – Royale

“Playin’ On The Tracks”:

“Hold On”

“No Horse To Ride”


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