Post Malone Covers Hank Williams’ “Honky Tonk Blues” In Unofficial Ryman Debut

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Jackie Caldwell

I could listen to Post Malone sing classic country all day long.

At a show benefitting St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital at the Ryman Auditorium last night, he surprised guests with a performance of Hank Williams’ “Honky Tonk Blues,” in what was technically his debut performance at the historic venue.

Of course, Post is gearing up to put out some sort of country project of his own, and has been teasing music with the likes of Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs. He was also just featured on Beyoncé’s “country-inspired” Cowboy Carter album, in addition to Hardy’s Hixtape Volume 3: Difftape.

And we’ve heard Posty do classic country covers before, from Johnny Cash’s “Cocaine Blues” to Merle Haggard, so it’s not all that surprising that he chose a timeless standard like this.

Released in 1952 on his Moanin’ The Blues album, “Honky Tonk Blues” was an instant and massive hit for Hank, and was later covered by Charley Pride in what was also a bit hit for him. Of course, it’s a country standard and beloved by fans to this day.

While he obviously got his start as a rapper, Post Malone really has an incredible singing voice and always seems to pull off the most incredible covers.

Check it out:

@jaclyncaldwell_ @Post Malone makes his Ryman debut in Nashville! Covers Hank Williams Sr. “Honky Tonk Blues” 🤠 #postmalone #countrymusic #unreleasedmusic #rymanauditorium #countrytiktok #postmalonefans #postmalonelive #coversong ♬ original sound – Jackie Caldwell

And of course, Hank’s version:

“Honky Tonk Blues”

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