Yellowstone’s Luke Grimes Releases Live Version of Nirvana’s “All Apologies”

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Luke Grimes

It’s been two weeks since the 30th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s passing, and Luke Grimes is paying homage to a rock and roll legend with his latest release.

A man of many talents, Grimes is best known for playing the role of Kayce Dutton in Yellowstone, but he’s made a name for himself over the past 16 months or so as an impressive country music artist as well. He released his first single “No Horse To Ride” in December 2022, and it quickly became apparent that Grimes’ music was no publicity stunt or anything. Luke Grimes is the real deal.

Steadily releasing new music since that first release, Grimes’ nascent career as a country artist took a large step forward with the release of his 13-track self-titled debut record Luke Grimes in March of this year, providing more than enough proof that he belongs on the scene. Now just over a month later, Grimes is already back releasing new music, this time a cover of Nirvana’s “All Apologies” live from a concert he played in Boston in December.

Check it out:

It’s always cool to me when country artists cover songs from other genres, and as a big Nirvana fan myself, Grimes made a great choice here. “All Apologies” was written by the late Kurt Cobain and originally released on Nirvana’s third and final studio record In Utero in 1993.

If you’re not familiar with the original, here is a famous video of Nirvana performing the tune during their iconic MTV Unplugged in New York session in 1994.

It’s clear that Grimes has some pretty amazing music taste, as he also has a cover of Blaze Foley’s classic “Clay Pigeons” in his catalog.

If you haven’t gotten the chance to listen to any of his originals yet, though, you need to change that. Here are a couple of must-listens off of Grimes’ debut record.

“No Horse To Ride”

“Hold On”

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