What a show. What an episode. Alongside some of Season 4’s biggest shocks, “No Kindness for the Coward” brought further phenomenal music to Yellowstone.
The Songs from Yellowstone Season 4 Episode 8 ‘No Kindness for the Coward’
Usually, Yellowstone gives us three to five top-notch songs per episode. From classic country gold to raucous Southern rock, we can count on the show for new tracks for our playlists every week. This week, though, was a little different. “No Kindness for the Coward” only contained two songs. But, man, were they some good ones.
‘Hurt So Bad’ – Jaime Wyatt feat. Shooter Jennings
Yellowstone really knocked it out of the park with this pick. Jaime Wyatt’s voice is full of whiskey-soaked pain. The rasp in her voice makes every lyric of this song believable. When you combine her voice, these lyrics, and that crying steel guitar, “Hurt So Bad” is hard to beat.
Jaime Wyatt included “Hurt So Bad” on her Shooter Jennings-produced 2020 album Neon Cross. Shooter also makes an appearance on this song. The two are friends and have shared stages and bands in the past. However, Wyatt is a headstrong artist with clear ideas about what she wants from her records. So, when it came time to choose a producer for Neon Cross, it didn’t matter that she and Jennings were friends. About that, she said, “When it comes to the studio I don’t care who you are… I’ve got to be able to work with you. And what really sold me on Shooter is that he understands grooves.”
‘Cover Me Up’ – Jason Isbell
There’s a good chance that Yellowstone fans are already familiar with Jason Isbell. His music has been on the show before. More importantly, he has been putting out incredible music with deep, poetic lyrics for years. However, for those who – somehow – never heard Isbell before, “Cover Me Up” will have them rushing to add more of his tunes to their playlists.
“Cover Me Up” hit especially hard for Yellowstone fans last night. It played as Jimmy and his new squeeze Emily shared a few passionate moments after their first date. If there was ever a song that could capture the feeling of those first fiery moments when things start to heat up between new lovers, this is it. Even far-removed from Jimmy’s long-needed win, this song will give you chills.
The power in Isbell’s voice combined with the passion in his lyrics make “Cover Me Up” a monster of a song no matter where you hear it. When you combine it with Yellowstone, you can’t lose.