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Yellowstone TV star Luke Grimes releases the plaintive, acoustic ballad ‘Oh Ohio’

Yellowstone TV star Luke Grimes today (March 17th) releases his second song, ‘Oh Ohio’. The song is the follow up to ‘No Horse to Ride’ which featured on the season five finale which aired in mid January.

‘Oh Ohio’ is a plaintive, acoustic song that features Grimes’ rough, passionate vocals. The song is a sparse yet impactful tribute to the state that raised him from a guy who has moved on but is looking back on all the good times. ‘I guess it’s time I get on down the road,’ Grimes sings, tapping into that emotion we all have when certain times, people and places come to an end.

Grimes, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, wrote about the experience of leaving home and the point in one’s life when you realize that the place you come from isn’t “home” anymore, though it will always be a part of who you are.

“I left Ohio over twenty years ago to chase a dream,” said Grimes. “It was a big moment for me when I realize that Ohio wasn’t my home anymore; I’m sure many people who have moved away can relate. It felt like home for a very long time but over the years I could feel the drift. ‘Oh, Ohio’ is less of a song about leaving home and more about losing it. It’s a breakup song but with a place. Knowing your time together is over but you are a part of each other forever.”

“I think Luke sings from the heart and is filled with conviction and honesty,” said Dave Cobb. “He’s living and breathing what he sings, and it’s been a blessing getting to be part of his journey.”

When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessie Alexander.

Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Ruston Kelly, Paul Cauthen, and the late Townes Van Zandt.

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