Yellowstone Season 4, Episode 3, “All I See Is You” features some of the best music coming out of Tennessee and Texas wrapped within some of the best scenes of the season so far.
Andrea von Foerster, music supervisor for Yellowstone, has a knack for finding under-the-radar talent to feature on the show. In Nov. 1’s Episode 3 of Season 4, the show featured killer songs from the twin-beating-hearts of country music: Texas and Nashville.
Songs from Yellowstone Season 4 Episode 3 “All I See Is You”
Right as the episode kicks off, we’re treated to the musical stylings of Colter Wall via his “Sleeping on the Blacktop” as the Duttons reap their revenge.
“Sleeping on the Blacktop” – Colter Wall
As the guitar-driven beat kicked in, it felt like Yellowstone was finally making the decision to open an episode with Johnny Cash. “Blacktop” sounds like a direct riff on Cash’s classic “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” and it serves the opening montage well with it’s dichotomy. Wall’s timeless hit feels hard yet provides levity as the Duttons finally get their revenge on the rest of the militia responsible for their assassination attempts.
“Three dead in a crash on the number four / Two witnesses below and up high / Not sure whose will be done / You can call me a sinner for wondering why”
“All I See Is You” – Shane Smith & the Saints
Shane Smith & the Saints are a blue-collar red dirt Texas band. They’ve been playing hundreds of shows a year for nearly a decade. Additionally, they’ve cut three albums during their time as a band. The track featured on S4, EP3 of Yellowstone, “All I See Is You” is from their 2015 sophomore album Geronimo.
The song inspired the episode’s title. It’s about that one person who is the center of your world no matter what. This makes it a perfect fit for Ep. 3, which is all about relationships. We first hear it spin as Jimmy rolls away for Texas with Travis, leaving Mia behind. Really, the opening verse sums it up and subsequent verses are variations on the theme.
“A storm’s runnin’ through the Midwest / Like a bandit out on the loose / And all the clouds are black as nightfall / But all I see is you.”
“Blind Lover” – The Steel Woods
The Steel Woods are also a Nashville-based band whose sound lies somewhere between Outlaw Country and Southern rock. The song “Blind Lover” from their 2019 sophomore album Old News is a great example of the guitar-forward countrified rock sound that typifies much of their catalog.
“Blind Lover” is all about who little you can trust your eyes. “You gotta see it to believe it / No Iʼd rather just hear it or feel it / Like faith and the Holy Spirit / I never needed my eyes.”
The song rings out as Travis mentions the legendary Four-Sixes ranch from his home state, Texas. Four-Sixes, the 6666, is also one of the most historic ranches in America, and one Yellowstone co-creator Taylor Sheridan is purchasing ahead of his spinoff of the same name. And we may be hearing a whole lot more from The Steel woods in the future as a result.