Ahead of the upcoming release of his first album, actor Luke Grimes has released his second single, “Oh Ohio.” Led by his pleasantly gritty, soothing vocals, Grimes croons about the state he grew up in on this beautifully mellow, sentimental track.
When he’s not making music, Grimes is perhaps best known for his role as Kayce Dutton in Taylor Sheridan’s Yellowstone, which is set to return with the second half of its fifth season this summer. He released his first song, “No Horse to Ride,” at the end of 2022. This followed the announcement of his record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville, in association with Range Music. The song appeared on the soundtrack for the show’s midseason finale, and an additional demo version of it has since been added to streaming platforms as well.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show back in January, Grimes initially teased that he was set to begin recording the album in February with an anticipated release sometime at the end of March. A concrete date has yet to be announced.
Grimes notes that shirts will be available on his website in the coming days, and 100% of the proceeds will go toward helping families in East Palestine, OH.
In the meantime, the actor and musician already has plenty of live performances lined up. He’s due to appear at a wide assortment of music festivals this year, such as Stagecoach, Under the Big Sky, Auburn Rodeo, Pilgrimage Festival, Fairwell Festival, and Bourbon and Beyond.
While audiences await the album release and the return of Yellowstone, Grimes is also set to star alongside Ellie Kemper in Happiness for Beginners, which is based on Katherine Center’s 2015 novel of the same name. The film will hit Netflix this summer.