Post Malone Brings A Little Country Flair To Tiny Desk Concert With Slide Guitar & Strings

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For not being a country artist, Post Malone sure stays present in conversations about the genre.

The New York born, Texas-raised musician has become one of the biggest stars in all of music over the past decade or so but that hasn’t stopped him for showing support for non-industry country stars over the years.

From reaching out to Colter Wall to write a song, to shouting out Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson on the Joe Rogan Experience, to covering Sturgill’s “You Can Have The Crown”, Posty hasn’t strayed too far away from his first gig playing country covers in an Italian restaurant.

He’s even floated the idea of coming out with a full-fledged country record at some point, saying that there’s nothing stopping him, and recently joined Noah Kahan for a remix of the folk-country song “Dial Drunk”.

Well, just today NPR posted the latest edition of their incredible Tiny Desk Concert series and it features Post Malone backed by a whole slew of cool instrument, including violins, a cello, and a choir section.

Of course, it’s not country music on its face, but with a lot of slide guitar, strings, and Posty on the acoustic guitar… there’s no doubt an overlap between this performance and what his country project may sound like… especially with “Sunflower.”

Catchy songs with real instrumentation, a focus on lyrics, and emotional vocal delivery, storytelling… I mean, isn’t that what country is at its essence?

The set list was mostly some of his most popular tracks, including “Sunflower,” “Circles,” and “I Fall Apart” and while it’s not his best vocal performance (he said his “voice was balls” from being on tour), there’s no denying it’s an awesome 18-minute set that I’m sure many people, myself included, will have on repeat.

Pour yourself a stiff one and enjoy.

Of course, if you want to hear some REAL country music from Post Malone, let’s relive his killer performance of “You Can Have The Crown” and Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her,” featuring Dwight Yoakam’s band:

And if you wanna hear a Posty song with a true country twist, here’s Sturgill Simpson’s quick and dirty cover of Post Malone’s “Sunflower.”

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A beer bottle on a dock