Post Malone Continues Threats to Make a Country Album

Post Malone continues to flirt with the idea of making a country album. And with the collaborations he’s already been a part of, the things he’s said, and the artists he’s touted, it’s hard to not continue to take him seriously, and to think if he does do a country album, it might actually be pretty good, or at least be influenced by the right stuff.

Last week (June 14th), Post Malone was on The Howard Stern Show for an interview and some performances, and spelled out how his “country” album may come about. “To be honest, there’s nothing stopping me from taking a camera or setting up in my studio in Utah and just recording a country album (to put) on YouTube,” he said. “I’m allowed to do that. I’m a human being.”

At this point, the list of Post Malone’s dalliances with country is quite long, and getting longer by the day. Of course there was the time he covered Sturgill Simpson’s “You Can Have The Crown” and Brady Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” with members of Dwight Yoakam’s band on a livestream benefit hosted by Matthew McConaughey in 2021. He’s spent all kinds of time with Billy Strings, writing songs, and appearing on stage with him recently in California to perform Johnny Cash’s “Cocaine Blues.”

Then there’s Post Malone wearing Tyler Childers and Colter Wall T-Shirts, hanging out with Dwight Yoakam on his SiriusXM radio show. Even dating back to 2015, Post Malone said one of his dream collaborations was George Strait in an interview on HOT 97. The list goes on from there. Raised in Texas, clearly Post Malone has a deep knowledge and passion for country stuff, and the right stuff, or we wouldn’t continue to see his name pop up so often collaborating or shouting out cool folks.

But if Post Malone eventually does record a country album, we probably shouldn’t expect it to be anytime soon. In that same Howard Stern interview, Malone said he was taking a year for himself before going into the studio to “make a fuc*ing country album.” But that also seems to imply that recording a country album in a year or so might be part of the plan.

Post Malone just dropped a brand new 16-song album called Twelve Carat Toothache a couple of weeks ago (June 3rd), which was the reason he was talking to Howard Stern in the first place, so it’s understandable jumping right back into the studio is probably not a top priority for him at the moment.

Of course, we have no clue if a hypothetical Post Malone country record would be any good, and it’s fair to question the implications and authenticity of a huge pop/hip-hop/R&B star showing up and throwing his weight around in the country scene. Country music is for country artists, and he could take a lot of oxygen out of the room reserved for actual country performers.

But then again, it’s not like Post Malone would need to “go country” to salvage his career. It would be a passion project. And if Post Malone collaborates with folks like Billy Strings and Sturgill Simpson, and features legends like George Strait and Dwight Yoakam, it could be a boon for independent and legendary country artists, just like many of Post Malone shout out’s have already been to some degree, as independent and older country music continues to gain market share due to people searching out more authentic music, and finding it, no thanks to country radio, but thanks to people like Post Malone helping to shine a light on the real stuff.

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