And he certainly knows his country music, that’s for damn sure.
He was the guest on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast today, which is a very dense almost five-hour episode, and they get into a pretty lengthy conversation about country music and some of their favorite artists around the 3:37 mark of the episode.
Posty, who’s easily one of my favorite artists outside of the country genre, asks Joe what he listens to, and Joe says he has very varied music taste, from classic rock to 90’s hip hop, and of course, some of our favorite country artists like Zach Bryan and Sturgill Simpson.
“It’s Sturgill, Tyler and Colter right now for me.”
Enough said, really.
Post went on to say that he’s actually reached out to Colter before about working on a song together, which is the collaboration that we absolutely NEED one day.
The only problem is, Post has experienced the same issue Joe has, in that Colter doesn’t love to leave his ranch and has a lot going on up in Canada, so it’s hard for him to get away very much (though he hisgoing on a small tour for his Little Songs album here soon):
“I hit up Colter, I was like, ‘Hey, man, you wanna come jam out sometime? Let’s make a song.’
And he was like, ‘You can come make a song on the ranch.’ And I was like okay, cool, amazing. I’m gonna make it up one of these days…
He came out of the womb smokin’ a fuckin’ cigarette, and it was the coolest shit.”
How can you not love that?
I think, and hope, it will happen eventually. They both have some of the most recognizable and unique voices in the music industry, and I’m sure would create magic together.
Joe and Post go on to rave about Colter’s Original 16 Brewery Sessions from a few years ago and how much they loved his performance of “Sleepin’ on the Blacktop” and “Kate McCannon,” which are truly incredible and you should definitely go check out on Youtube if you haven’t seen those videos before.
Post Malone also talked about how much he loves the traditional country sound and how Tyler and Colter keep that alive in their music today:
“The whole Johnny Cash… he always sang murder ballads, you know what I mean? It’s like, I shot a fuckin’ dude in Reno, I shot the guy that my wife loves, all this shit.
It’s the old school production, it’s the old school voice. And I find a lot of the time in country now, it’s very overproduced.
And so what I love about Colter and Tyler and everything is it’s just more traditional in that way.”
Like I said, Posty knows his country and has impeccable taste.
And lastly, he acknowledged that, while he definitely has a lot of production and autotune in his own music, there’s something so magical about that true country sound.
He joked that listening to that kind of music “makes me feel like I’m a hard ass,” and I just love him and thinks he’s the sweetest little thing in the world:
“There’s a lot of production in my music, as well… whenever I listen to folk or country, I go towards Colter and Tyler and Sturgill every time.
Because I don’t know, that bounce, there’s something so magical about that classic fuckin’ bounce. That Cash bounce, that train bounce. There’s a lot of songs that are country but it doesn’t have that bounce that I love so much, you know what I mean?
At that point, it’s a lot of pop mix-ups, and that’s never been bad. Because what I’ve always trued to do, and I’m sure people said the same ting about me, because I sit and play the guitar with 808’s and all that shit.
Whenever I’m listening to that (country), it makes me feel like I’m a hard ass.”