Luke Grimes Signs Global Publishing Deal with Warner Chappell Music

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Photo Credit: (Back L-R): Matt Graham (Range), Cameron Lutz (Range), Alexa Morris (WCM), Jessi Vaughn Stevenson (WCM)
(Front L-R): Ben Vaughn (WCM), Luke Grimes | Courtesy WCM

Warner Chappell Music has signed a global publishing deal with singer-songwriter, musician, and Yellowstone star Luke Grimes in collaboration with Range Media Partners.

His debut song “No Horse to Ride” was featured in the mid-season finale last year and peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Country Digital Song Sales chart. Luke Grumes has collaborated with other artists including Liz Rose, Nicolle Galyon, Jessi Alexander, Aaron Raitiere, Rodney Clawson, Brent Cobb, and Randy Montana, among many others. He will be releasing his self-titled debut album produced by David Cobb on March 8 via UMG Nashville’s Capitol Records.

“When you meet Luke you quickly realize his deep love for creating music,” says Ben Vaughn, President & CEO, Warner Chappell Music Nashville. “We’ve ben so impressed with how he has formed song creative relationships with other amazing writers and his commitment to country music. Everyone at Warner Chappell is beyond honored that he has chosen us to represent his songs.”

Luke Grimes was born and raised in Ohio and learned to play music at his local church. After studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career and landed a role in the acclaimed film ‘American Sniper’ and is currently one of the stars of the drama series, ‘Yellowstone.’

In 2022 Grimes released his debut song “No Horse To Ride” shortly after inking a major label deal with UMG Nashville. In 2023, he released an eight-song EP, Pain Pills or Pews, which has amassed more than 105 million total global streams to date.

“Writing songs has become one of the most fulfilling things in my life,” shares Luke Grimes after signing with WCM. “To now be able to do it in Nashville with some of the greatest to ever do it is beyond a dream come true. Warner Chappell has been incredibly helpful getting me started on this journey and I’m honored to officially become a part of their family. Big thanks to Ben and Jessi and the rest of the team, it means the world.