Season three of “Yellowstone” may have ended in August, but its music has stayed with us long since the finale.
Throughout the season, we heard music from breakout stars such as Colter Wall, Cody Jinks, Tyler Childers, Elle King, Charley Crockett, Sturgill Simpson, Red Shahan, and many more. It even includes music from Kevin Costner, himself, along with his band Modern West.
“Yellowstone” isn’t just a show we love to watch; its gritty soundtrack keeps us coming back for more. Unquestionably it captures the feeling of outlaw country. You can see it and hear it.
The music not only helped the show’s ratings, but it also helped the artists. Featuring them on the show transformed the indie artists into well-known stars overnight.
“Yellowstone” was created by Taylor Sheridan, who helped develop “Sons of Anarchy” as well as the movie Hell or High Water, both of which featured independent and classic country music.
Andrea von Foerster, Yellowstone’s music supervisor, put time into the music selection. She overlooked mainstream country artists for the show. Instead, she chose those who stray from the typical country music mold.
We’re taking a look at the best songs from season three.
Season 3 Episode 1: Colter Wall, “Caroline”
Season 3 Episode 2: Tyler Childers, “Lady May”
Foerster uses intention with every song. The soundtrack does a fantastic job at elevating the narrative. Including Childers’ “Lady May” is just one of the few examples of that. The song plays while Beth Dutton and Rip Wheeler share an intimate moment, dancing in the bull arena on the Yellowstone Ranch.
Season 3 Episode 5: Sturgill Simpson,”Long White Line”
Yellowstone’s music makes the show a success. The powerful narrative, acting, and music make it a force to be reckoned with. The choice to include under-represented country artists helps give new life to the idea of a 2020 western.