Is Post Malone Teasing A Country Album?
“I’ve spent a bit in the studio lately working on new music…” the artist shared.
Photo Courtesy Post Malone
Post Malone has previously expressed great interest in making a country music record one day and based on his recent Instagram post, it’s possible that day could be coming in the near future.
The rapper took to social media on Friday, April 28 to share a health update with his fans, letting them know that he is “having a lot of fun performing” and has “never felt healthier.” He then teased that he has some new music brewing.
He concluded the caption by saying, “I’ve spent a bit in the studio lately working on new music, and am so excited to share it with you, thank you for your patience and support y’all. you make my heart beat. i just wanted to say hi, and hopefully i’ll be posting more on here, my brain is in a super dope place, and i’m the happiest i’ve been in a long time. if you’re having a hard time or need some love, i can say that you’re loved more than you know, and keep fucking crushing it. goodnight nerds😤spread love and rock on🥾🥾🥾”
The Photo Caught The Attention Of Several Country Artists
The photo attached to the caption includes Malone laying not-so-subtly lying next to a pair of camo cowboy boots. ERNEST was quick to make note of the boots in the comment section and even praised the singer’s stylist, while Mitchell Tenpenny wrote, “Love this.” The responses of these country artists began to draw speculation from fans. One even noted that he and ERNEST would “crush a collab.”
Being that he is a Texas native with roots in the southern storytelling of country music, Post Malone has been known to dabble in the world of country music. In addition to performing a cover of Hootie and the Blowfish’s 1995 “Only Wanna Be With You” and going viral with his rendition of Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song),” he’s also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the genre, including Little Big Town, Darius Rucker and Blake Shelton.
“There’s Nothing Stopping” Him From Making A Country Album
While Malone has yet to share any collaborations with country artists, he revealed that if he were to tackle that kind of project, he’s hopeful it would include “the king of country music” George Strait and country superstar Toby Keith.
“I put myself on country whenever I started playing guitar, I’m gonna get a rhinestone suit,” he previously revealed in several interviews. “I wanna work with George Strait, Toby Keith… there’s too many people.”
During an interview on The Howard Stern Show, while promoting his 2022 album, Twelve Carat Toothache, Malone discussed the possibility of a country album.
“To be honest, there’s nothing stopping me from taking a camera or setting up in my studio in Utah and just recording a country album [to put] on YouTube,” he told Stern. “I’m allowed to do that. I’m a human being.”
Stern then asked Post Malone why he hasn’t already released a country project, to which he replied “I split my time between a lot of different things because I am happily obligated to do concerts and show love to my fans … and then I’m happily obligated to write music and make beats by myself, and I’m happily obligated to, you know, take care of my family. So, it’s a lot of time, and it’s about finding that space to allot that time.”
“If I get another year to myself, maybe I’ll make a f–king country album,” he added.
He Recently Met Randy Travis
On top of his recent online interactions with Tenpenny and ERNEST, it appears that the GRAMMY-nominated star has started to build a number of connections and friendships in Nashville, TN. On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, Malone hosted a show in Music City at Bridgestone Arena, and while backstage, country legend Randy Travis was pictured joining in on a little beer pong with the rapper.
Billy Strings and Luke Bryan were also captured spending time backstage with Post Malone. Bryan posted photos with Malone on Instagram alongside the caption, “@postmalone thanks for having me. What a show. Totally blew my mind. So fun being a fan for a night.”
Post Malone is currently on the next leg of his Twelve Carat Tour, which includes dates in Europe & UK. He kicked off the extended run on April 22 in Oslo, Norway at the Telenor Arena and will wrap things up on May 20 in Amsterdam, Netherlands with support from Rae Sremmurd.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.