Post Malone said he might make a “f–king country album” during a recent appearance (Jun. 14) on The Howard Stern Show.
Malone, who released his latest album, Twelve Carat Toothache, three weeks prior to his appearance on Stern’s show, said his next career move might very well be crossing over into country music and that “there’s nothing stopping [him].”
“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,” Malone told Stern. “I’m allowed to do that. I’m a human being,” he added.
When Stern pressed Malone and asked him why he hasn’t made a country album already, the rapper explained that he needs to find the right time to do so amid his other obligations.
“I split my time between a lot of different things because I am happily obligated to do concerts and show love to my fans … and then I’m happily obligated to write music and make beats by myself, and I’m happily obligated to, you know, take care of my family,” he continued. “So, it’s a lot of time, and it’s about finding that space to allot that time.”
“If I get another year to myself, maybe I’ll make a f–king country album,” he shared.
In the meantime, Malone has covered a few country songs, including Sturgill Simpson’s “You Can Have The Crown” and Brad Paisley’s “I’m Gonna Miss Her.” Malone’s cover of Simpson’s song sent fans wild, garnering millions of views across social media platforms TikTok, YouTube, and Twitter, with many fans urging the rapper to move into the country genre.
Malone has also previously shared that he would love to sing a duet with “the king of country music” George Strait and country superstar Toby Keith.
“I put myself on country whenever I started playing guitar, I’m gonna get a rhinestone suit,” Malone previously said in several interviews. “I wanna work with George Strait, Toby Keith… there’s too many people.”
Further, proving his love for country music, Post Malone’s song “Deja Vu” from his debut album, Stoney, offers a subtle nod to Strait within its lyrics: “Girl this a confession, I’m not like your exes, I came in from Texas…”
Malone also previously pulled an April Fool’s joke back in 2021 where he announced that he’d be releasing his first country album and was teaming up with Dwight Yoakam’s band.
And though Malone was joking that time, he’s proven that he appreciates the genre and has embraced his country roots. (Malone grew up in the Dallas, Texas area).
The rapper posted a short clip of himself rocking out to Shania Twain’s performance of “Man! I Feel Like A Woman!” at the 2019 American Music Awards on his TikTok account.
He also posed for a photo with Carrie Underwood backstage at one of his shows in 2020 and introduced the “Pink Champagne” singer to his mom.
Though fans will have to wait a little longer to see if Malone actually decides to make a country album, they don’t have to wait to see him on tour. Malone will be hitting the road this fall with fellow rapper Roddy Ricch. He’ll also be playing a handful of festival dates in Europe this summer.