Zach Bryan took his close relationship with Kevin Costner's blockbuster Yellowstone series up a notch last night. The Oklahoma star performed three songs as the county fair band in Episode 7 of the new season.
The three tracks, ‘Motocycle Drive By’, ‘Quittin’ Time’ and ‘Summertime Blues’ are all taken from Bryan's brilliant 2022 EP, Summertime Blues. Bryan was likely in the middle of recording the project when they filmed the new episode earlier in the year.
It was a welcome surprise for fans of the show, who have grown accustomed to hearing Bryan's sparse, addictive melodies adding a sense of gravitas to crucial moments in the plot.
In Season 5 alone, both ‘Whiskey Fever’ and his haunting ‘The Good I'll Do’ have both featured. In previous seasons, Bryan's ‘Condemned’ and ‘Flying or Crying’ have also made their way onto the soundtrack.
However, the Oklahoma songsmith has never performed in person on the show before, a feat that has produced a huge surge in popularity for fellow artists, such as Whiskey Myers.
Bryan hardly needs this kind of boost after such a dominant year, but his Yellowstone performance will certainly tee up the new live album that he's been preparing.
Earlier in the month, he teased the tracklist for the project, and soon followed this up with a snippet from a new Belting Bronco episode with his good friend, Charles Wesley Godwin. During this, the dynamic duo play their iconic murder ballad, ‘Jamie’, while travelling in the back of a van.
Fans are also eagerly waiting for more news on Bryan's 2023 studio album, which he revealed would be entitled Writers and Fighters. In trademark Zach Bryan fashion, he continues to tease potential tracks from the project, and recently posted a clip from an unreleased song penned for woman named ‘Marie’.
With Yellowstone's mid-season finale immanent, and the new 1923 spin-off now underway, viewers will be keenly listening out for any more appearances from Zach Bryan and his soulful croons.
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