The 54-year-old star of ''The Following'' (Fox, Mondays, 9 p.m.) has his own blues-rock band, the Bacon Brothers, but his love for music is far-reaching.

By Ray Rahman
Updated March 08, 2013 at 05:00 AM EST

Dawes ”Time Spent in Los Angeles”

”They’ve got great lyrics. One of David Strathairn’s sons, who I’ve known since he was a little kid, is in the band, but I didn’t come to it that way. I just happened to hear them on the radio.”

Frank Ocean ”Sweet Life”

”This is an obvious one that might be too au courant, as they say, but I love him. This is my favorite — it’s got that killer lyric: ‘So why see the world when you got the beach?’ His music is just so fresh.”

Paul Weller ”Above the Clouds”

”Me and my brother covered this for [Daryl Hall’s Web series] Live From Daryl’s House; he picked it for us. It’s a great, soulful song — I can see why Daryl likes it.”

Lee Brice ”I Drive Your Truck”

”I first heard it when I was driving my Prius! [Laughs] It’s a country song that just took me by surprise the other day. It’s one of the best antiwar songs I’ve ever heard, and it does exactly what a great country song should do, which is choke you up.”