Post Malone is best known as a rap artist, but he’s also be a country boy at heart.
With chart-topping songs like “Circles,” “Sunflower,” and “Psycho” to his credit, most people may not expect him to have a deep well of country music inspiration to pull from, yet his country covers have turned heads and caused fans to beg him to release a country album. Even Brad Paisley is a huge fan after Post Malone covered one of his early hits.
Below are seven of Post Malone’s best country covers.
“I’m Gonna Miss Her”
Post Malone’s cover of “I’m Gonna Miss Her” at Matthew McConcaughey’s 2021 “We’re Texas” virtual concert, benefitting fellow Texans impacted by brutal winter storms caught Paisley’s eye when it went viral.
“This is better than me,” Paisley commented on the clip. Paisley also changed out the bio on his social media profiles to read “I write songs for Post Malone” for a while. Post Malone called the performance one of the “top 10 best days of my life.”
“You Can Have The Crown”
“Thousand Miles From Nowhere”
Speaking of Dwight Yoakam, Post Malone paired up with Yoakam for a cover of Yoakam’s “Thousand Miles from Nowhere” at the SiriusXM Radio.
“Blue Suede Shoes”
Shelton doubted he knew the words and debated on whether he should call him “Posty,” but Malone delivered a memorable performance.
“Baby, What You Want Me To Do”
Keith Urban joined Post Malone for a cover of Elvis’ “Baby, What You Want Me To Do” during the same Elvis Tribute.
“There’s a Tear in My Beer”
Post Malone covered Hank Williams Jr.’s “There’s a Tear in My Beer” on his acoustic guitar and shared the rendition on social media in 2018.
“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”
It’s not just recent years that have Post Malone going country. He posted a video of himself covering Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” in 2013 under his legal name of Austin Richard Post, two years before he hit mainstream with “White Iverson.”
Post Malone, whose real name is Austin Post, is an avid fan of Country music. Could there be a Post Malone country album in the future? It seems likely!
He told The Howard Stern Show he intends to “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 [and releasing it] on YouTube,” he said. “I’m allowed to do that, I’m a human being.”
Post Malone has also spent a lot of time hanging out with country artists. Randy Travis attended Post Malone’s October 2022 Nashville show and the pair played beer pong. Luke Bryan also attended the show and raved about Post Malone’s performance. “What a show,” he captioned a photo of him and Post Malone backstage. “Totally blew my mind. So fun being a fan for a night.”
It was Carrie Underwood fangirling over Post Malone after a 2020 show in Nashville – she also met his mom! She posted a photo from the night on social media. “Thanks @postmalone for the hospitality tonight…and for putting on a great show…and for introducing me to your mom.”
Click above to listen to seven of Post Malone’s best country covers while anxiously awaiting a country project from the chart-topping hitmaker.