Ryan Bingham on Walker: Artist Spotlight | Yellowstone | Paramount Network

Ryan Bingham on Walker: Artist Spotlight | Yellowstone | Paramount Network

Once the mountains get into
your blood, it changes you forever. The main things I think of
when I think of Montana and the Northwest up here is to the forest and mountains,
the wildlife. You have a lot of room
up here to breathe. A lot of room for imagination. My name is Ryan Bingham and I play Walker
on Yellowstone. Originally when I was approached
about the show, it was mainly about the music. Good for sound.
I had met Taylor. We’d hit it off and kind of became
friends and Taylor found out that I come from
a ranching family in New Mexico and grew up riding horses
and things like that. We got to talking
and he’s just like, “Man, I want you to come in
and read for something.” Read for a part, and a couple
of days later Taylor called me on the phone
and he’s like, “Man,” he’s like, “I don’t know what
I’m going to do, but I’m going to write
you a part.” What’s your name? Walker. Basically he said, “We’ll just take it
a little bit at a time. I’ll write you in
as the show goes.” He goes, “If you do good then
we’ll keep you in there.” He goes, “If you suck,
we’ll just kill you off.” (singing) When I’m reading the scene,
I really want to make sure that I know what he’s going for,
what he’s trying to achieve. Sometimes he’ll be like,
“Man, what do you think about playing this song
for this scene?” I’m like,
“Yeah, that’ll work.” Then there’s been a couple
of times they’re like, right as we’re about to do it
or we’ll do it one time. I’ll think of another song
like maybe an older one that I hadn’t played
in a long time and he’s gone,
“Oh, that’s it.” Sometimes it can be
a bit difficult because the songs
are so personal to me. To take that stuff
and put it into a TV show and into the hands
of this character puts me in a vulnerable state
as well because I have to have a certain
amount of trust in the show and with Taylor’s writing and all of that to just put
all that stuff on the table. I always think of writing songs
and performing. It’s like having a
conversation with someone and I don’t expect them
to believe anything that I don’t believe myself.
I’m Just playing an acoustic guitar,
I’ll find myself in my mind just going back to those places
I wrote the song about. I need a tune up real quick.
We are in Whitefish, Montana for the Under
the Big Sky Festival. You always have to play
to the room and the room here is outside
and on the side of a mountain. We usually make a set list but all depends on those
first few minutes on stage of
what’s going to happen. Pre-show ritual usually involves
a shot of whiskey at some point. I’ve got a real good crew
with me. I got a great band and they’re
a lot of fun to be around. There’s always
backstage shenanigans and things like that.
We’re always getting into. Let’s go, boys. Playing live, there’s a lot of energy
that’s created by the band and then also when we have
15,000 people out there, that’s a lot of energy
coming at you. There’s a lot of love
in the room. (singing) I don’t take it for granted
one day that I get to play the guitar and play these songs
for a living. I feel very lucky. There’s good nights
and bad nights out there, like in anything, but when
those nights are special, there is something that you just
can’t really get anywhere else.

34 thoughts on “Ryan Bingham on Walker: Artist Spotlight | Yellowstone | Paramount Network

  1. Another genius casting of Taylor Sheridan luv Ryan's character 🥰

  2. Walker: " well, we both have a fondness for the Farmer's Daughter! "

  3. I have this channel. Why doesn't it come up on my tv listing??

  4. I actually like his acting better than his music.

  5. I wasn't a fan of country-Western til I got into 'Yellowstone.' The music score provides the sense of grandeur this show brings. The only place more gorgeous than the American West has to be the tropics. Shout out to Ryan Bingham and his protrayal of Walker. Hope we get to hear Walker sing again on 'Yellowstone.' #happytrails #yellowstone

  6. Having just found Ryan (I know right??) humbled by his story, his honesty, his talent, he has a lot to say.

  7. He’s a big ass liberal

  8. I want to see more Walker!

  9. like bad blake said , IN A FUCKIN' BOWLING ALLEY ……….WITH A BUNCHA HIPPIES .

  10. I have been a fan of Ryan's long before yellowstone. His music speaks to my soul. He does portray an interesting character on the show as well.

  11. Love the Waterloo… looks like a white-label Kalamazoo from the 40's…

  12. You are outstanding in everything, Ryan! 🙂

  13. "Adios assholes"

  14. Ryan is such a talent!

  15. Your like a beautiful dream. Looks like your married, well I love the show and your character is great in it, I respect marriage so sending many blessings to you and your family and to the show!

  16. He’s a very special human being a beautiful broken soul

  17. Walker is our favorite on the show.

  18. HUGE FAN

  19. So talented – love it!

  20. Anybody know what song that is that he plays at the very beginning of this video? He played it in the show too. I've searched all over but can't figure out what song it is.

  21. hope his character is able to make an appearance next season; or maybe some crazy tie-in, where he gets a lil gig performing as an artist and it gets written in the show…however it goes

  22. I hope walker comes back 👍

  23. Best show on television! Hope they don’t kill you off! My son lives in Montana, hope to catch one of your shows when I visit him. 👍

  24. Cancel it, too violent! Then we can shut the dirty tv box down. We're just learning how to become great criminals like they are in Montana! Lol, Hollywood should be sued for all the filth they spread.

  25. Lord help me. I’ve been smitten with him since scene one. So glad to see him as an actual musician

  26. I like Ryan’s character in Yellowstone. I hope they bring him back.

  27. What song was he playing?

  28. You sound like someone I've heard before.

  29. Ryan adds a lot of character (literally) to the show. I hope to see more of Ryan.

  30. Ryan great writer ,singer and he was also one of the great bullrider . Laredo tx late 90s

  31. he needs to come back with some fight in him an clean house.

  32. Watch Ryan's full performance of "Wolves" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwOxAJYZQLY

  33. Great acting dude

  34. Great character, amazing music, hell of a good series 🤠

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