Post Malone’s First Gig Was Playing Country Songs At A Local Italian Restaurant In Grapevine, Texas

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Post Malone

It’s been a crazy ride watching Post Malone’s rap career blossom into this unique connection to country music.

We’ve seen the man go from jamming to “Sold” by John Michael Montgomery, and playing with guys like Dwight Yoakam, Keith Urban, and Blake Shelton, to wanting to collab with other country artists, and then his stellar performance of Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her” and Sturgill Simpson’s “You Can Have The Crown” for Matthew McConaughey’s “We’re Texas” campaign.

Post Malone recently appeared at Stagecoach, a massive country music festival in the Coachella Valley, where he performed a set of throwback country covers, featuring surprise guests, Dwight Yoakam, Sara Evans and Brad Paisley. The following night, he joined Morgan Wallen to debut a new collaboration, “I Had Some Help,” which is expected to be released to country radio next week.

All signs point to a new country music project on the way from Post Malone, a passion project he’s been wanting to make for a long time. He’s said multiple times in the past that he’d like to collaborate with George Strait and/or Toby Keith, and that there is “nothing stopping him” from making a country record someday.

It’s been well-documented that Post has been a country fan since he was a youngin’, as his dad introduced him to the genre at a young age, while growing up in Grapevine, TX.

In fact, Post’s father, Rich Post, did an interview a couple of years back with CBS Dallas-Fort Worth, discussing what it’s like to be the father of such a huge rap star, while also taking a little trip through his hometown.

They even stop at the first place the rapper ever played live music, Napoli’s Italian Restaurant in downtown Grapevine. Jaime Gage, general manager of the restaurant, recalls Post playing there very well:

“He played a lot of southern rock and a lot of country, which you know you wouldn’t expect from him now, but he did a great job.”

Yep, that’s right.

Before his huge music career, and the level of stardom that we all know today, Post Malone’s first gig was singing southern rock and country covers at a local Italian restaurant.

I mean how cool would that be?

Enjoying some pasta, maybe a splash of red wine, and you’re being serenaded by Post Malone with a little “Sweet Home Alabama” or perhaps some George Strait. Sure beats the hell out of Olive Garden…

Making a country a record would be a full circle moment for Post, taking him right back to where it all started for him. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again… make it happen Posty. Make it happen,

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock