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7 Reasons you Need to be Watching Yellowstone

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If you have been waiting to jump on the Yellowstone bandwagon, then take this as your sign to jump on! We are excited to give you 7 reasons why you need to watch the hottest new series on television, besides the obvious one being it’s the best thing since sliced bread. Okay, all jokes aside, let’s dive in!

Reason #1: Everyone Wants to Be a Cowboy

Yellowstone embodies the essence of the American West, and people are eating it up. A great example of this was last year when the series was released, everyone was Rip and Beth for Halloween. People are always looking for an excuse to play cowboy and Yellowstone gave them a reason. The series does a phenomenal job of giving its viewers the feel of living “life on the range”, while also providing the drama of a good TV show that everyone craves. 

Kayce (L-Luke Grimes) and Rip (R-Cole Hauser) discover that Dutton’s enemies have struck a direct hit on the ranch in tragedy in Paramount Network’s hit drama series “Yellowstone.” Credit to (Press Photos)

Reason #2: The Story Line

Speaking of drama, if it’s one thing you watch this show for, it should be the storyline and the drama that comes with it. You can’t beat the amazing landscape surrounding the show, but what about the storyline itself? At its core, the series is based on the complications that surround the Dutton Ranch, which is the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, based in Montana. The show navigates issues with the Broken Rock Indian reservation, the government, and land developers. Viewers love a good family-drama series, and this show checks all the boxes. 

(L-R) Wendy Moniz-Grillo as Governor Perry and Kevin Costner as John Dutton. Credit to (Press Photos)

Reason #3: Representation of Ranching & Land Issues

This is a huge reason to watch Yellowstone, whether you are an avid Western Industry enthusiast or you are brand new to the industry, there are several issues that the industry is currently facing that the show sheds light on throughout their seasons. In the seasons we have seen so far, the Dutton family faced issues with cattle rustlers, land developers, and threats from the Indian Reservation that the land they own is rightfully theirs. These are all issues, especially developers, that modern ranches face. We could go much deeper into the agriculture issues that permeate the industry, but we should wait and see what Season 5 brings us. 

John Dutton (C-Kevin Costner) is the patriarch of the Dutton Ranch, but in Season 2 of “Yellowstone”‘ gives oversight of the ranch to his youngest son Kayce. Credit to (Press Photos)

Reason #4: Music That Sets the Scene

Let’s talk about music! If the intro to Yellowstone doesn’t give you all of the goosebumps, then keep listening because the soundtrack to this series is unlike anything else you will hear from any other TV show on the air. Let’s take Season 4 for example, you could listen to artists such as Colter Wall, Turnpike Troubadours, Chris Stapleton, Casey Donahew, Tyler Childers and so many more. If you’re already a fan of Texas Red Dirt Music, then this series is going to be fun to watch because there are so many artists included that you will know. In addition, it’s awesome to see a mainstream TV series using some artists that have been flying under the mainstream radar and deserve the spotlight. 

Reason #5: The Horses

This reason might just be directed towards our equine fans out there, but Yellowstone deserves applause for getting the best of the best in the AQHA to come in and be a part of the show. Let’s start with Season 1, Episode 5 when AQHA reining world champion and National Reining Horse Association Futurity champion Lil Joe Cash appeared onscreen with NRHA million dollar rider and trainer Andrea Fappani. For all the horse people wanting to watch good riding on a television show, they got it in this episode! But it wasn’t just Lil Joe Cash that made an appearance in Season 1, he was joined by million co-champion and World Equestrian Games medalist, Custom Made Gun as well as many other world-renowned reining champions and trainers. 

Reason #6: The One and Only Beth Dutton

Even for someone who has never watched the show, we still guarantee that they have heard of the great Beth Dutton. The infamous daughter of John Dutton on the show plays a gritty and rough-around-the-edges character that people can’t help but fall in love with. Speaking of love, Beth’s relationship with Rip Wheeler is a huge attraction for the show as viewers live vicariously through Beth and her dramatic relationship with her husband, Rip. 

From the great Beth Dutton,

“I believe in lovin’ with your whole soul and destroying anything that wants to kill what you love. That’s it. That’s all there is.” (Season 3, Episode 10)

Reason #7: The Quotes We Will Never Forget

Let’s continue past Reason #6. If it’s one thing that die-hard fans and newbies enjoy most about Yellowstone, is the quotes circulating around social media. We want to feature some of those now. If you have a favorite, make sure to head over to our website,, find this article comment, and comment with your own favorite quote!

“A man who puts a hand on a member of my family never puts a hand on anything else.” – Jamie Dutton

“It’s the one constant in life. You build something worth having, someone’s gonna try to take it.” – John Dutton

“There’s sharks and minnows in this world. If you don’t know which you are, you ain’t a shark.” – Rip Wheeler

“No one has a right. You have to take a right, or stop it from being taken from you.” – John Dutton

“If men were responsible for giving birth, the human race wouldn’t have lasted two generations.” — Evelyn

This article was created for the Spring Issue of the Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine which releases next week. You can catch this article and many more in the upcoming issue. For more information on Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine, visit the website here.

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