Did You Know Kevin Costner Is in a Country-Rock Band?

The actor unleashed his country-rock band, Modern West, in 2007 at the behest of his wife.

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What do Jim Belushi, Billy Bob Thornton, and Kevin Costner have in common? They’re all actors … who are also musicians! Kevin Costner unleashed his country-rock band, Modern West, in 2007 at the behest of his wife. They played gigs in Istanbul, Rome, and North Carolina later that year. (The N.C. gig happened in Concord at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races at Daytona International Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway.)

The following year, Kevin Costner & Modern West released an album called Untold Truths. A year after that, they hit the road again — until a thunderstorm led to the collapse of the stage on which they were due to perform in Alberta, Canada.

Costner doesn’t need his band to pay the bills, thanks to the roaring success of Yellowstone. Costner stars in the Neo-Western drama, which has spawned multiple spinoffs. He’s making $1.3 million per episode, per Variety.

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Costner’s salary is a bump up from his initial compensation when Paramount offered him the role. Back then he reportedly earned $500,000 per episode.

Costner plays a fairly stoic Montana rancher. He earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for his performance.

Rumors of the character’s death swirled online recently.

Season 5 of Yellowstone premiered last month.

Costner is finding some fresh ways to leverage the success of Yellowstone onto his country-music band. The actor wrote the latest record by Kevin Costner & Modern West, from the perspective of his Yellowstone character. To boot, songs from Tales From Yellowstone appeared on Season 3 of the blockbuster show.

The Taylor Sheridan series instantly became a fan favorite after it premiered on June 20, 2018, on Paramount Network. The series currently Stars Costner, Luke Grimes, Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelly Reilly, and Gil Birmingham to name a few.

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