We’ve seen various artists cross genres over the years.
Darius Rucker left his alternative rock group Hootie & The Blowfish to pursue country music, Machine Gun Kelly has gone back and forth between rap and punk rock, Barry Gibb is dipping his toes in country music after his rock and disco career with the Bee Gees, and even A.J. McLean from The Backstreet Boys had the audacity to try and “disrupt” the country music genre (we all know how that turned out).
Point is, many people have stepped out of their boundaries to try something new in music. For some people, it’s worked out great, and for others, it failed miserably (looking at you A.J. McLean).
Last night, Matthew McConaughey’s “We’re Texas” virtual benefit concert was a huge success, raising $267,000 thus far for victims of the awful Texas snowstorm.
Not gonna lie, when I saw Post Malone’s name, I was fully expecting him to be on stage rapping “White Iverson.” But no, he was singing COUNTRY MUSIC with Dwight Yoakum’s band. And he crushed it.
He’s stated many times that he’s been influenced by country music all his life while growing up in Grapevine, Texas, but right here… it’s pretty easy to see that he loves covering the genre. I mean, just look at his face during the steel guitar solo.
Now, I’m not saying that he should drop this entire rap career and go country, but every bone in my body wants to see the guy release a country project at some point in the (very) near future. The man has some serious talent that goes way beyond rap.