His favourite country artists include Hank Williams Sr., Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, and Johnny Cash.
Continuing the ongoing trend of artists from different genres trying their hand at country – rapper Post Malone admits he has toyed with the idea of recording a country album.
“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 said in an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM. “I’m allowed to do that, I’m a human being.”
But his demanding schedule, including promoting his new album Twelve Carat Toothache and his upcoming Twelve Carat Tour, hasn’t allowed him enough time to record.
He continued: “[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. So, it’s a lot of time, and it’s about finding that space to allot that time.”
He insisted: “If I get another year to myself, maybe I’ll make a f****** country album.”
The 26-year-old, who was raised in Grapevine, Texas, spoke about his love for country music way back in 2015, as seen in an interview with Nessa from Hot 97.
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Malone was introduced to country music through his mother. “My love of country music came from my mum,” he told VICE in a 2017 interview. “Whenever I was a little kid, a little niño, my mum would always play country in the car, so I guess that’s where it kinda came from.”
His favourite country artists include Hank Williams Sr., Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw and Johnny Cash. “Johnny Cash influenced me a lot. He’s a great storyteller,” said Malone, who noted the similarities between hip-hop and country. “Country and rap are essentially the same thing, just presented differently… You’re just showing off who you are and just what you’re about.”
He grinned, “Later down the line, I might make a country album… Why can’t you make both?”
What's more, Malone previously shared his love for the genre by covering Brad Paisley’s I’m Gonna Miss Her and Sturgill Simpson’s You Can Have the Crown at Matthew McConaughey’s We’re Texas virtual benefit concert with Dwight Yoakam's band.
In addition, his love for Shania Twain is well documented, he rocked a Dolly Parton print outfit on stage and been spotted wearing Tyler Childers and Colter Wall t shirts. He’s also played with Yoakam, Billy Strings, Blake Shelton and others and talked about his desire to work with George Strait and Toby Keith.
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