Luke Grimes announces debut EP, fall 2023 tour dates

The project will drop on October 20th

Mercury Nashville/Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes announces his eight-song EP, Pain Pills or Pews, on October 20th. Grimes wrote six of the songs on the Dave Cobb-produced project. On Friday, September 22nd, Grimes will offer “Burn” as the next track.

After the release of his debut EP, Grimes will be heading out on the road to bring fans live performances of his songs this fall. Grimes will play clubs in Columbus, OH; Philadelphia; Minneapolis; Chicago; Austin; Washington, DC; and Boston.

Tickets will be on sale on Friday, September 22nd at 10 am local time via Grimes’ website. Grimes will also perform for the first time at the Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on September 24th in Franklin, TN and he will be returning to Stagecoach in Indio, CA in April 2024.

The Yellowstone actor debut track, “No Horse To Ride,” debuted inside the Top 10 of the Country Songs sales chart at No. 7. In its second week of release, “No Horse To Ride” racked up 95K Shazams, placing it No. 2 on the Shazam Country chart, No. 2 on the Shazam Top 200 USA chart and No. 37 on the Shazam Global chart, a rarity for a country artist. Spotify placed the song on the cover of its Country Hits 2023 playlist, with the song in the No. 1 position, and the song has been on eight Spotify Viral Charts.

Known for his role as Kayce Dutton on the hit television series, Yellowstone, Grimes has been making music for years and is prepping his first major label project with UMG Nashville. 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, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, and the late Townes Van Zandt.

1. No Horse To Ride (Luke Grimes)
2. Hold On (Foy Vance)
3. Ghost Of Who We Were (Luke Grimes)
4. Where It’s Blue (Colton Venner)
5. Burn (Luke Grimes)
6. Playing On The Tracks (Luke Grimes)
7. Oh Ohio (Luke Grimes)
8. Ain’t Dead Yet (Luke Grimes)

Luke Grimes 2023 Fall Tour Dates:

Nov 9 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Nov 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Nov 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Dec 1 – Rosemont, IL @ Joe’s Live
Dec 7 – Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum
Dec 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Dec 15 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Dec 16 – Boston, MA @ Royale

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