And while these performances left tons of country fans (and even non-country fans) wowed, myself included, when you dig deep into the archives, it becomes pretty obvious that Posty has been a country music fan for a long, long time.
Let’s take a look at 15 instances where the rapper has shown his passion for the genre.
15. His Upbringing
Although born in Syracuse, NY, Austin Richard Post was introduced to music at a very young age by his father, who was a DJ at the time. His family later moved to Grapevine, TX, where his father became the concessions manager for the Dallas Cowboys. Growing up in Texas, he was surrounded by the genre constantly.
14. T-Shirts And Clothing
Ever since Post made a splash onto the rap scene in 2013, there’s been numerous times he’s been caught wearing T-shirts of big named country musicians, and also cowboy hats.
Last November, he was seen rocking a Colter Wall T-shirt during the premiere of his new “Celebrity World Pong League,” as well as a badass cowboy hat. And then earlier that month, he was seen wearing a Tyler Childers T-shirt during a video shoot.
Not only does Post like country music, he obviously has great taste.
13. Singing With Dwight Yoakam
Back in 2018, Post joined country singer Dwight Yoakam on SiriusXM Radio for a duet on Yoakam’s song “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere,” and Posty looked like he was having the time of his life.
Of course, he also he borrowed Yoakam’s band during his “We’re Texas” performance the other night.
12. Covered Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You”
In February, Post released a cover of Hootie’s “Only Wanna Be With You,” and absolutely crushed it. Although Hootie & the Blowfish was an alternative rock group, they had strong country music influences coming from South Carolina with lead singer Darius Rucker, who is still thriving in his country music career.
11. Rocking Out To John Michael Montgomery’s “Sold”
Last December, Post released a video of him serenading his friends, going HARD on the ’90s country classic. I mean, he knows every single word.
10. Covered Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
Bob Dylan has been a huge influence on the country music world, and he even wrote part of the legendary (and now, annoying) country song, “Wagon Wheel.” And back in 2013, Post covered Dylan’s 1963 hit “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.”
9. He’s A Good Friend Of Billy Strings
Last November, Billy Strings posted a picture on Instagram with Post, and according to Billy, they were up to some backwoods, redneck shit. Strings even performed a bluegrass cover of Post Malone’s song, “Circles” last August. There’s also been footage of Strings playing Hank Williams and Johnny Cash songs on Post’s guitar.
8. Hosted a Virtual Beer Pong Tournament With A Few Country Stars
Last year, Post hosted a virtual beer pong tournament dubbed the “Celebrity World Pong League,” with a field that included both Morgan Wallen and Kane Brown, along with several other celebrities. This was also the place where he was seen rocking the Colter Wall T-Shirt.
7. Covered Hank Williams’ “There’s A Tear In My Beer”
Not only has Post proved he’s a huge country guy, he’s also an OG country fan. He also posted a video covering Hank Williams with a handle of Tito’s Vodka and a Bud Light 40… it doesn’t get more badass than that.
6. He Wants To Do A Song With The King
Post stated in an interview back in 2015 that he wanted to do a song with George Strait, as well as Toby Keith.
5. He Joined Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, And Mac Davis For An Elvis Tribute
In 2019, Post took the stage with Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, and Mac Davis, performing Elvis Presley’s song, “Blue Suede Shoes” for the Elvis All-Star Tribute. I mean c’mon, this guy can sing just about any genre out there.
4. He Took Over Nashville’s World-Renown Bar, Tootsies
While in Nashville one night, Posty decided to hop on stage at arguably Nashville’s most popular bar, Tootsie’s. And no, fans didn’t hear “I Fall Apart” or “Congratulations,” he did some badass covers of Hank Williams, Elvis, and Merle Haggard.
3. He Jammed With Toby Keith
In 2016, Post came out for a Toby Keithshow and hung out with the country music singer for a while. He even jammed out with Keith after the show.
Post stated in an interviewthat he would love a collab with Shania Twain, especially a cover of “Man! I Feel Like A Woman.”
“I would love to! I don’t see why not. I think it sounds like a good time. I’d pick up the band and do a nice big cover with it. I want a whole horn section and everything, like a 30-piece band, and we’ll just rock out.”
Say less. I’d pay a lot of money to see that.
And remembering him going bonkers to Shania at the AMAs? BIG mood.
And finally, the moment that really put the whole world on notice.
When you watch his performances of “You Can Have The Crown” and “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” you can’t help but notice how invested he is. I mean, he’s literally overcome with happiness as that steel guitar solo starts ripping during “I’m Gonna Miss Her.”
So now that we have 15 examples (at least), proving that Post Malone is a huge country guy, there’s only one thing left for him to do… put out a badass country project and save the world.