After paying tribute to his home state with “Oh Ohio,” Yellowstone star Luke Grimes is out with another new track titled “Hold On.”
The tune, out today (Friday, April 21) via Mercury Nashville / Range Music, was produced by Dave Cobb, and puts Luke Grimes’ vocals front and center as he showcases his talents over dreamy layers of pedal steel, acoustic guitars, and soothing shakers.
Listen To Luke Grimes’ New Song “Hold On” Below
Co-penned by Foy Vance and Ilsey Juber, the lyrics of the song finds Grimes worrying over the potential pitfalls of a relationship. He fears getting too involved with someone emotionally and instead becomes a runner of romance. He warns his special someone that he can “start a fire from a flame” and “always leaves before the curtain hits the floorboard.” Sticking to his lonesome cowboy ways, he looks inward, thinking of ways to escape the idea of falling in too deep.
“Wish that I could not go crazy / Wish that I could make you hate me / Maybe I should change my name and run / So I don’t have to hold on / Maybe you and I would make it / It ain’t the kind of risk I’m taking / Maybe I should change my name and run, run, run / So I don’t have to hold on,” Grimes sings earnestly throughout the chorus of the track.
The New Song Is Luke Grimes’ Favorite Track From His Upcoming Album
“Hold On” will be featured on Grimes’ upcoming, highly-anticipated debut album. Opening up about the track in a press release, Grimes explained why he gravitated toward “Hold On” and said that the tune has become one of his personal favorites, to date.
“‘Hold On’ has become one of my favorite songs on the (upcoming) album,” Grimes shared. “Foy Vance is one of my favorite current songwriters, and although he and I couldn’t get together in person, I knew I wanted him to be a part of this album.”
“He had this song that had not been cut, and I immediately fell in love with the words; I felt so connected to it,” Grimes continued. “It’s a familiar feeling, the fear of falling too deeply for someone because you could ultimately get hurt. I think it’s a universal feeling for anyone who has had their heart broken.”
His Debut Album Is In The Works
Known for playing the role of Kayce Dutton on the hit television series Yellowstone, Grimes got his start in music, playing drums, guitar, and piano in church with a father who worked as a Pentecostal pastor. In mid-February, the 39-year-old actor, who grew up on Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson, announced he was embarking on his country music career with a simple post on Instagram.
“New music coming very soon…,” he captioned alongside a set of black and white photos.
The first of the two snapshots feature Grimes standing outdoors while playing on an acoustic guitar. The second picture, meanwhile, features him inside what appears to be a recording studio and laying down vocal tracks with lyrics in front of him.
“Looking forward to it…you’re cracking my musical walls and expect that you will make me a lover of country music yet… ❤️,” one person commented below the post.
“Let’s go!! ❤️🔥,” another Instagram user captioned.
A third follower wrote, “Can’t wait!”
“Hold On” follows Grimes’ previously released singles, “Oh Ohio” and “No Horse To Ride.” The three tracks are a taste of what fans can expect from Grimes’ forthcoming highly-anticipated debut album, which he has been working on since signing a major label record deal with Universal Music Group Nashville in association with Range Music.
Luke Grimes Will Perform At Several Festivals This Summer
Grimes, who is performing two sold-out shows in Wyoming over the weekend, has yet to announce the title and release date of his forthcoming album.
Additionally, Luke Grimes has several upcoming festival performances, including Stagecoach, Under The Big Sky Festival, Windy City Smokeout, Fairwell Festival, Bourbon & Beyond Music Festival, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and the Auburn Rodeo.
Take a listen to “Hold On” in the clip above.